A peaceful place over Rift Valley Lakes.
A bedroom is far more than a place to spend a night. Swaynes Hotel is also ideal for staying a few days in a haven of tranquility.Swaynes Hotel has 40 rooms all furnished with artistically designed Dorze furniture. The outside of the bungalows is constructed of bamboo, resembling the Dorze houses with their very high roofs of 9 to 12m. They are covered with intersecting bamboo and the roof is thatched with leaves from the false banana tree or “enset”. The design in front resembles an elephant trunk, a typical Dorze style.The inside of the rooms blends comfort with the richest elements of Ethiopian culture. The materials used are all ecological and natural and originate entirely from the surrounding area.
Swaynes Hotel adopted its name from the endemic Swaynes hartebeest. Nowadays the small surviving population is restricted to the grass and thorn scrub plains of southern Danakil and the Rift Valley lakes region, on the Alledeghi plains east of Awash and from Awash valley to the southern lakes.
(in Amharic ’Äúforty springs’Äù). It boasts a spectacular hilltop setting overlooking the forest of Netch Sar National Park and two lakes in the Rift Valley basin (Chamo and Abaya).
The hotel is not only an ideal base for excursions, it is also the gateway to remote southern villages, unspoiled cultures, lifestyles, artifacts and ceremonies, and to the magnificent Omo Valley with its scenery and ecologically diverse conservation areas including Mago and Omo National Parks.
Our goal at Swaynes Hotel is to satisfy you beyond your expectations. Our courteous service and quality of infrastructure have earned us an excellent reputation. For more information, please contact our Reservations department.
Geographical Location and Natural Attractions
Swaynes Hotel is located in beautiful Arba Minch. It is easily accessible to and from Addis Ababa. The hotel boasts a spectacular hilltop setting overlooking the forest of Netch Sar National Park and two lakes of the Rift Valley (Chamo and Abaya).
The neighborhood is very rich in cultural attractions (including local tribes, artifacts and adornments).
Our goal at Swaynes Hotel is to satisfy you beyond your expectations. Our great rates and courteous service have earned us an excellent reputation. For more information, please contact our Reservations department.