The lodge sits on the shore of Lake Langano, a short drive off of highway 6 so it fits in neatly with tours to the south of Ethiopia. Only 3-4 hours from Addis Ababa it also makes a relaxing stop before returning to the city or airport. We can also arrange transfers by boat from Kakaroo, nearer the main road.
The Hara Langano holiday resort has been built and equipped to the highest modern standards. We have taken every effort to ensure that facilities, electricity and water are resilient and reliable, with backups in place should the unexpected happen. The relaxing environment of the lodge, and it’s convenient location, close to Addis Ababa, make it an excellent stop on any itinerary or an ideal extension to any tour of Ethiopia.
Our hotel rooms are well spaced so each guest gets their own privacy. Each room is en suite and has a high pressure shower, lanterns, reliable electricity and is well kept with comfortable beds and modern, natural décor. Some rooms are lakeside or offer views of the lake, others are more secluded in the surrounding woods. We have a good mobile signal and 3G data coverage so you’ll be able to keep in touch while you stay with us.
We have some of the best motor boats in the country as well as small sailing boats and kayaks so your clients can enjoy getting out onto the lake, which is bilharzia free. Our professional chefs are experienced and happy to make both Western and local dishes.
We are not a chain hotel; we are a principled local development with a strong belief in supporting our community and caring for the environment. Our staff all enjoy their work with us and because of that they are always friendly, welcoming and most importantly attentive to the needs of our guests. Many of our staff are multi lingual and will be able to help your guests with any requests without any need to go through their tour leader.
Our lodge is designed to be part of the natural environment, and we have landscaped the grounds to encourage local wildlife. Guests will be able to spot birds and hippos from their rooms and the restaurant. Our local guides are on hand to help with excursions into the surrounding bush, and we have new, sea going boats that can take the guests around the lake fishing. We also have kayaks and mountain bikes that guests can hire.
The Hara Langano lodge aims to be of benefit to the local community. We employ and train local staff and as much as possible we purchase our supplies locally (and even help and advise the local farmers). We actively encourage the local wildlife, having recently landscaped part of the shoreline to help the local hippo population. Our main source of electricity is solar power & batteries, although we have a generator for backup.
Hara through ‘Friends of Haban Hara’ helps provide additional resources to improve the living conditions and education in the area.
Despite the high quality of our facilities and service we are priced very competitively. If you’d like to discover how we can help you provide a great trip for your guests and discuss pricing then please contact us.