Limalimo Lodge, Ethiopia
The jagged, gasp-worthy peaks of Ethiopia’s Unesco-listed Simien Mountains National Park are one of the country’s natural highlights. So too are the large colonies of Gelada monkey that populate it. Opened in January, the Limalimo Lodge is its newest place to stay, with just 12 guestrooms constructed in the vernacular style using rammed earth, wood and thatch. Guests can spend their days exploring the vastness of the surrounding landscape with its walia ibex, leopards and Ethiopian wolves.
Limalimo Lodge, Simien Mountains National Park, Debark, North Gondar, Ethiopia (00 251 9 3168 8062; limalimolodge.com). Doubles from $200, full-board.