Agoro Lodge

Agoro Lodge | Tigray, Ethiopia

Agoro Lodge

Agoro Lodge is located in the Ganta Afeshum district of Tigray, North Ethiopia. One of the only lodges in the region, Agoro provides access to a number of unique attractions, most notably Tigray's stunning rock-hewn churches.

Agoro Lodge is located in the Ganta Afeshum district of Tigray, 5 kilometres from Adigrat, North Ethiopia. One of the very few lodges in this remote region, Agoro provides access to a number of unique attractions, most notably Tigray's stunning rock-hewn churches. Though often ignored on standard itineraries of the Historic Route, Tigray's semi-monolithic structures are considered by many to be amongst the most beautiful and fascinating of Ethiopia's churches.

Whilst only a short distance from Adigrat, Agoro Lodge feels remote and private. From its perch on a hill it enjoys beautiful views of the surrounding countryside - a landscape of rocky hills, buttes and sparse vegetation that is more reminiscent of the American south-west than the East African bush. The region, particularly the nearby Gheralta mountains, is increasingly popular with trekkers and climbers, and there are a number of trails in the area.

Accommodation

Agoro is a simple but comfortable lodge. Accommodation is in stone huts built in the local fashion, of which there are 18 in total (twin and double). The rooms are spacious and comfortable, though the facilities are fairly basic and the furnishings sparse. There are no imported luxuries - the furnishings are all provided locally, in line with the Lodge's conservationist approach. Each hut has its own en-suite wash room with hot water.

Environmental Policy

Agoro Lodge was established in 2012 by Manos Unidas, a Spanish development organisation, in an effort to support the local community in what is one of Ethiopia's poorest regions. It is a non-profit enterprise, the proceeds of which are reinvested into the local community. The Lodge employs a team consisting almost entirely of local staff.

Manos Unidas aims to have as little impact on the natural environment as possible, and have invested in planting trees equivalent to twice the amount of wood used in the construction of Agoro Lodge.

Child Policy

There are no age restrictions at Agoro Lodge. Families are welcome, though do keep in mind that it is a quiet lodge with few facilities or activities for children.