Ankober Palace Lodge


Phone + 251 11 6230012
Mobile +251 91 1653643
Business Type Private
LocationAddis Ababa, Ethiopia
Primary CategoryEthiopian Service Providers
Ankober Palace Lodge

Ankober Palace Lodge is an eco-tourism enterprise built in traditional style in the grounds of Emperor Menelik’s former palace, situated on a hill with spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. It is easily accessible from Addis Ababa approximately three and a half hours drive or the north of Ethiopia, on an all weather road. Excellent accommodation in a peaceful rural setting, good food and traditional hospitality awaits your visit.

As the ancient capital of Shoa, Ankober is an important historical site with many possible excursions around the local area and exciting trekking possibilities. Or just relax on the terrace overlooking the valley with a good book and a pot of fresh coffee, and let our friendly staff take care of you. Your visit will be enhanced by the knowledge that the lodge is dedicated to supporting the local community.

 If you plan to visit Ethiopia, don't miss Ankober: you will never regret it Ankober Palace Lodge is an ecotourism enterprise that fully respects the environment and cultural settings of the region. It offers the following facilities and services: Cultural activities, Guided tours, Treking programs and many other. On request we provide a complimentary guided tour of the palace hill, including a visit to various historical churches (ask about opening times in advance).

A visit to the small church museum nearby is recommended (a donation of 10 Birr per person is expected), and the church school of music (aquaquam) and poetry (qine). On Saturday and Tuesday mornings, a short walk to Ankober market is an exciting excursion. It is also interesting to visit local farmers in their houses and share a cup of coffee with them. A donation of 20 Birr per person or 30 Birr per couple would be greatly appreciated.


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