Black Lion is a very large referral hospital and sees approximately 370,000- 400,000 patients a year but the exact number is not known. The emergency department sees around 80,000 patients a year. The hospital have 800 beds, with 169 specialists, 65 non-teaching doctors. It got eight major operating theatre rooms. The hospital is the largest teaching hospital for Addis Ababa University, School of Medicine in Ethiopia.
The hospital is located within a reasonably short distance from the main airport at Addis Ababa. Visitors can be met at the airport by arrangement with the hospital.
Housing is available in a wide variety of pricing and luxury. On site housing is also available. Approximate costs range from $30 to $250 per day.