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Harenna Forest Bale Mountains Eco-tourism

View from The Bale Mountain Lodge

Accommodation at The Bale Mountains National Park (BMNP) Headquarters, Dinsho.

Please note, that despite what you might read in other guides, the Dinsho Lodge at BMNP HQ at Dinsho is not open at present. It is hoped that it will reopen in the near future.
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It is, however, still possible to camp at the BMNP HQ at Dinsho. There are simple facilities - a kitchen, toilets and a shower.

Accommodation in the Harenna Forest -  The Bale Mountain Lodge

In the Katcha clearing of the Harenna forest is the Bale Mountain Lodge, undoubtedly the best accommodation in the Bale area. The lodge has 11 double rooms and offers activities in and around the clearing related to the forest flora and fauna.

A resident naturalist is on hand to provide advice and information and the lodge is an excellent place from which to explore the plateau, forest and valley from the comfort of a modern and welcoming lodge. Booking is required in advance as the lodge is often full.      Tel: +251 (0)912790802   E-mail:

The lodge is about an 8 hour + drive to Addis Ababa depending on how often you stop and on weather and road conditions.

Accommodation in Goba

The Wabe Shebelle hotel in Goba is the best option if you have to stay in the Goba/Robe area. The Wabe Shebelle is roughly half way, time wise about 40 minutes, between Dinsho in one direction and Angesso entrance to the park and the Sanetti Plateau, in the other.

Bale Mountains National Park