Chebera Churchura National Park

Chebera Churchura is Ethiopia’s best-preserved national park located within the western side of the central Omo Gibe basin, in between Dawro zone and Konta Special Woreda of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Regional State of Ethiopia

Chebera Churchura provides refuge to 37 species of larger mammals. Besides Elephants, the park has populations of Buffalo, Greater Kudu, Defassa Waterbuck, Lion, Leopard, Serval Cats, Hippopotamus and Warthog. It also has 140 species of birds of which 5 are endemic to Ethiopia.

The national park covers a total area of 11,900 ha with elevations ranging from 500-2000 m asl. It can easily be accessed either by the Addis-Jimma-Ameya road (around 110 km south of Jimma) or via Shashemene and Sodo.

The Chebera Safari Lodge is the only lodge inside Ethiopia’s relatively untouched, recently discovered and rich wilderness national park.

Chebera Safari Lodge is a private and intimate lodge in the heart of Ethiopia’s best-preserved Chebera Churchura National Park. Our lodge provides unmatched guest experience where nature and comfort cohabit, coexist and flourish.

If you ever imagined to wake up in sumptuous comfort within the lap of nature; looking out of the window and seeing only untamed green wilderness; seeing not a stunted concrete skyline, but lush treetops alive with birdsong; finding animals of the jungle roaming free in their natural habitat, just a few hundred meters from you; book a stay with us.

At Chebera Safari Lodge we are committed to reconnect you with nature whilst providing  a friendly, authentic and professional service.

Chebera was featured on TFI Info TV.

Our values


The authentic service of our lodge is anchored by an engaging friendly atmosphere, great value for money and professionalism.


Our lodge is rooted into the communal values and traditional wildlife preservation practices as employed by generations of community settlers.


Our lodge lives up-to a high sustainable standard to maintain harmonious existence between nature and humans.


Our lodge focuses on minimizing the negative effect lodging has on the environment and positively contribute to conservation efforts.


Chebera Safari Lodge offers 11 spacious twins and double-bedded safari tents with bathrooms. Built and furnished with local materials, our lodge offers 10 elegantly designed rooms. Our accommodation rates are all-inclusive, family and single traveler-friendly.

We look forward to welcome you to Chebera Safari Lodge.

Guests staying at Chebera Safari Lodge are faced with many wild life adventures to spend the day.

Trekking to discover hot and cold natural springs, beautiful crater lakes, bird watching to explore over 230 species, observe African Elephant, Cap Buffalo, Hippopotamus, Leopard and more – these are just a few of the choices on offer.

Game Drive


Natural Spring Water

Fire Camp

Bird Watching

Family Activities

We are committed to sustainable tourism and are proud to take an active role in preserving the natural ecology of Ethiopia’s
distinguished national park. As part of our sustainability journey, we abide by these daily practices and continue to
search for new ways to help protect the natural beauty of the Chebera Churchura National Park.

Energy Efficiency

Energy saving bulbs are used throughout our lodge. All electrical equipment’s in our lodge are completely switched off when we do not have guests staying. We encourage guests and our staff to use reduced electricity and be conscious of visual pollution.

Local Sourcing

During the creation of the Chebera Safari Lodge, we sourced full construction materials from local suppliers. We continue to support the local business community by sourcing ingredients including seasonal fruits. We encourage our guests to experience the market produce and the delicious variety of local artisan foods available.

Organic food

We are committed to offer health-conscious cuisine accented with goods grown in our leafy garden and bee farm. We use traditional agricultural practices to grow a wide assortment of fruits, vegetables and herbs.

The lodge owners are the driving force to the Chebera Wildlife Organization; a local NGO established to protect the natural ecology of the Chebera Churchura National Park.

Contact us

+251 967 318 650

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