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Ilkley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 October 2016

this is the best in the area but don't expect much. the room was clean and the water hot the electric lead from the light taped to the wall between bathroom and bed room was a little alarming especially as it was low enough I had to duck under it! The staff were friendly and the food fine. I was...

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great falls, virginia
Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is the best lodging in the area. It has its own generator so you are assured of electricity, at least during certain times of the night and morning, and we had hot water - items that are not necessarily amenities that are universal in the area. So we were satisfied with this lodging. It was clean, the receptionists were...

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Hong Kong
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Nice little huts in a pleasant garden setting. Restaurant was good. Everywhere was clean and tidy. Staff were friendly and helpful. I would recommend Buska Lodge. Communication was difficult before we arrived and when we did get there they had no record of our booking so double-check they have your booking before you come.

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 26 May 2016

No early breakfast and hot plate after 9 pm, it is quite and slept like a baby after camping for two consecutive nights. sounds the first choice for group travelers and I bet the best place to stay in the area (if you are not fan of camping).

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Reviewed 3 April 2016

Having taken our clients for overnight stays at Turmi's Buska Lodge over the past couple of years, I felt it was well deserved to write them a good review. Being one of only three Lodges in the remote Turmi of the Lower Omo Valley in South-West Ethiopia (worth adding the best one of the three), the level of accommodation in...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 24 March 2016

I suppose this is the best accomodation available in Turmi, which is a really remote area, but facilities are really far below average when you compare it with hotels or lodges elsewhere in the world. The place is dark and not entirely clean. Cobwebs are present and the occasional big spider and insects in the bathroom is not uncommon. Electricity...

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Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 13 February 2016

I was a volunteer in Turmi for 3 weeks and spend several evenings at the Buska Lodge - we were housed at the adjacdent Mango campsite so a short 10 minute walk through the bush got us to this beautiful Lodge. I had several dinners ther and they were all very good. I met the manager as well as the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2016

The south of Ethiopia is pretty remote and this lodge in the Omo Valley is nothing if not isolated. No phone, TV or wifi here. On the plus side we had a large round traditional style hut with a thatched roof, plaster walls and tiled floor. It was airy which was essential in 40 degrees with only one cooling fan....

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Rehovot, Israel
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

We had our reservations confirmed 4 months prior our arrival... Yet upon arrival we were told the lodge is full and were offered to stay in a tent with public toilets (dirty) and public showers (dirty with only cold water). Even this was only available for the first night so we had to try and find other place to stay....

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 22 January 2016

I stayed here recently with a group. Some of our members were unceremoniously kicked out of their rooms the second night. A confirmation means nothing here! Their belongings were packed up while we were out and the rooms reassigned. Don't count on anything.

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Buska Lodge

Address: South Omo Valley, Turmi, Ethiopia
Region: Ethiopia > Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region > Turmi
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
Buska Hotel Turmi
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Twin rooms are large and better in many ways”
 of 5 bubbles L2795RBbrucew, 26 May 2016 | Read review
“Two or three of their single-occupancy rooms are comparatively quite narrow.”
 of 5 bubbles sorae2014, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a hut with hot shower”
  • The sparse furniture in our bungalow
  • The clean toilet
  • The Bathroom with no hot shower!!
  • The separate Toilet and Bathroom in our bungalow.
  • The very comfortable and clean bed
 of 5 bubbles Hannisze, 20 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Go for a bungalow”
 of 5 bubbles Decima_10, 10 Nov 2015 | Read review
“tents are well worth it & so much cheaper”
 of 5 bubbles Jeroenodk, 5 Sep 2015 | Read review
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