Paradise Lodge represents a celebration and preservation of local southern Ethiopian culture. Enriched with a wealth of design from more than 54 ethnic southern tribal groups, the lodge’s spacious bungalows and elevated amenities act more as time capsules of ethnographic discovery, all of which just so happen to boast the best views in Arba Minch.

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Paradise Lodge has private stone-structured, bamboo-thatched huts have been built to reflect traditional Gamo style yet come equipped with all of the amenities of a luxury hotel. Enjoy protective mosquito netting flowing from four-poster beds and private verandahs with breathtaking views over Lakes Chamo, Abaya, and the surrounding valley. All of the furniture, décor, and linens at Paradise Lodge were sourced from artisans representing Sidamo, Gamo, Konso, Derashe, Goffa, and various ethnicities from the south, while also utilizing the wood of Cordia Africana and bamboo trees throughout. Choice of accommodations include single rooms, twin suites, larger family rooms, 10 romantic king size suites, and a single Presidential Suite, the largest apartment at the lodge.

The lodge’s restaurant is perhaps the best place to take in the surrounding views and the frequent lazy warthogs passing by. It also serves up an all-day menu of international and local favorites prepared with ingredients grown locally on the property’s own farm by head chef, Chef Getachew. Enjoy buffet and a la carte breakfasts in the morning and the relaxing swim-up bar in the swimming pool in the afternoon. Luxuriate in the lodge’s sophisticated spa and find the perfect souvenir at the onsite gift boutique featuring crafts manufactured locally at the worker cooperatives of Dorze and Konso villages.

Paradise Lodge is an ideal base from which to explore Arba Minch and its famous natural and cultural spectacles. Hike along God’s Bridge, visit the crocodiles in Lake Chamo, and trek through the Arba Minch jungle forest and Nechisar National Park for gazelle, zebra, baboon, and various bird sightings. The Forty Springs in Nechisar National Park gave Arba Minch its name and are believed by locals to carry sacred healing properties. Paradise Lodge offers complimentary bicycle and motorcycle rentals to further enhance any explorations in this natural wonderland.

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