Wondo Genet Resort Hotel

As the former official residence built for Emperor Hailé Selassie, the Wondo Genet Resort Hotel is surrounded by lush gardens, and is home to numerous Vervet and Colobes monkeys.

The hotel itself seems a return to imperial times, as everything has been preserved in the state. The rooms are very simple but comfortable, each having en-suite bathrooms with hot water coming from the region’s famous hot springs.

While its simplicity does not suit everyone, it offers has the privilege of enabling access to an extraordinary primary forest the next day.