Lale's camp at a glance
- Popular hotel amenities: restaurant, beautiful natural surroundings.
- Room amenities: verandas, en suite flush toilets and bucket showers.
- Location: in the heart of the Omo Delta.
- Room types: twin or double tents.
- Our verdict: staying at this camp is an adventurous experience that really allows you to experience the natural beauty of secluded areas of the Omo Valley. While very simple, the camp is comfortable enough and well-maintained with a good restaurant.
Introduction to Lale's Camp
To reach Lale's camp, you will travel down the Omo river by boat. Along the way, you'll encounter dense forest, the sounds of birdlife all around and crocodiles lurking (at a safe distance). Visitors to this remote area are few and far between, and the camp is only available on an exclusive basis. Exploring the Omo Valley from Lale's camp is an unforgettable experience, and a step up from the basic, often run-down lodges along the main trail of the Omo.
Situated among a grove of lovely fig-trees, there are four large tents at Lale’s Camp, with either twin or double beds available. The tents have a simple but appealing design, with tasteful furniture and colour schemes. They are made from robust canvas and have floors with thick camping mats. Each tent has a veranda, as well as a separate toilet and shower tents at the back, which have flush toilets, sinks and bucket showers.
This hotel is not the place to stay if you are looking for lots of modern amenities, but its serene and unspoilt natural location more than compensate for this: what’s more, the chance to escape the trappings of modern, city life is one of the biggest advantages of staying here! There is a lovely restaurant, which sits under a lush tree canopy and offers fabulous views over the river. A good breakfast and a satiating dinner are served here, while a packed lunch to eat while you undertake the day’s activities is also provided by the camp.