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A cosy lakeside eco-lodge

April 9, 2013 Leave a comment

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Baher Dar is an interesting town to visit in the northern Ethiopia route. Much of the city’s popularity is thanks to its palm-lined avenues, pretty lakeside vistas, and colorful market. The focal point of the town is Lake Tana, and its island monasteries dotted around the lake.
Kuriftu Resort, one of the establishments designed around the lake, has majestic setting. Opened in 2009 and set on a 10,000 msq of land, the lodge is cozy, chic and relaxed with 28 guest rooms with private views and individual bungalows that open onto the lake and sunlit garden filled with roses and citrus trees. The ultra-modern lodge is product of a bamboo, thatch and stone and with furnishings that include antiques and traditional motifs. It’s not the first eco-lodge in the Baher Dar but it is the swankiest, and the only one with a giant swimming pool. While it will take a little time for the new stone facades, linking walkways and patio to settle and age, the overall design is attractive, with leather seating, low tables and pleasant table and chair arrangements in the dining room. Read more…

An eco-lodge in the Hamar region

September 18, 2012 Leave a comment

When talking about the people of the south Omo zone, there are some tribes who get more attention than others. The Hamers are one of them. There is good reason for this. They are the most prevalent tribe in the region, numbering around 45,000. Pastoral and semi-nomadic, the Hamar are attentive to their appearances, and they are known for decorating themselves stylishly. The women and the men, fine-featured and very dark-skinned, could be seen walking around in their villages wearing colorful fabrics and jewel. Women, who usually twist their hair into red tresses by mixing mud with butter, often wear leather skirts dotted with cowry shells, bead necklaces.

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