Fish Market at Awassa Lake
Fish Market at Awassa Lake
3.5

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Jack B
Durban, South Africa79 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
A typical African fish market. Dusty with many small children asking for money. Don’t give anything and ignore the begging. Watch fishermen bring in their catch, fillet the fish. Birds galore all fighting for fish off cuts. Fresh grilled fish on the fire to try. Park staff ask for an entrance fee.
Written December 9, 2022
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GoingHomeSoon
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia67 contributions
Feb 2020
The hassle begins at the entrance. There is no set fee, a man with a receipt book decides what you will pay by sizing you up. In our case 100ETB per adult (nothing for kids). While ticket man was lovely, an aggressive young man with good English insisted a guide would be 200 ETB. We knew from Ethiopian colleagues this was not the case and after some to-and-fro he agreed, though not in the usual good-natured Ethiopian way but in a sullen and quite threatening manner.

We enjoyed the visit, the Marabou Storks are amazing and our young son was thrilled to find an enormous wing-feather on the ground. The views as the boats puddled around was lovely. It was a nice way to pass an hour and a short walk from our hotel (Lewi Resort) was pretty. A good way to pass a morning.
Written February 11, 2020
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DavidK1953
Rochdale, UK12 contributions
Feb 2017 • Friends
Very interesting to see the fisherman come in with their catches of mainly tilapia and catfish. Many photo opportunities including the marabou storks which fly down from their perches on the tops of the trees. Watch the fish being gutted then sold, also the many food stalls with locals sitting eating breakfast of fresh raw fish with chilli sauces.
There are a few children who hassle tourists for money but it's not really a problem.
Written February 25, 2017
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Joe1891686
Tel Aviv, Israel28 contributions
Feb 2016 • Friends
Early morning, on Awassa lake, visiting thr fish market is quite an experience. Watching the small fishing boats, with young children preparing the nets, throwing fish skins to the huge birds...
Try the raw fish, sushi like...
Written May 2, 2016
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Muluken G
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia246 contributions
Sep 2019
Locally known as "Amora Gedel", the Fish Market at Awassa Lake is a nice spot to see how locals eat fried and raw fresh catch fish for breakfast. People also sell fish soup. This Fish Market is also great place to spot a number of water birds. This market is worth visiting in the mornings as it is busier and more livelier. Look also for the vervet monkeys and Colobus (Black and White) Monkeys around
Written October 11, 2019
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herman D
Merelbeke, Belgium277 contributions
Jul 2019
best is to go in the early morning when there is the most activity. Nice to see how many people are cleaning their fishes while lot of birds (mainly maraboes) are walking in between the people.
Written August 22, 2019
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Amal A
Kuwait City, Kuwait331 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
You visit this place to take some pictures
It’s will not take you more than Half an hour
you will see the birds and take some nice pictures
If didn’t go you will miss nothing
Written June 24, 2019
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birtat
Dire Dawa, Ethiopia11 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
Must not miss visiting the fish market whenever you stop by at hawassa... its an interesting place to visit specially at weekends in the morning when all the fishermen meet up to sell their catches of various fish and exotic creatures... its a bit crowded and you would be bugged by many venders... if you luck you can see a couple of hippos as they avoid the crowd... but various monkeys and birds.... specially pelicans and ducks are there... still the main attraction is the market itself.
Written April 20, 2019
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Deneke B
Boston, MA2 contributions
Feb 2018 • Family
So nice Hotel in Awassa town and my little children enjoyed very well. I really appreciate the staff and who are very polite
and Binyam is the best manager.
Very clean Hotel and near to Awassa Lake and a minute walk for shopping area.
I recommend this Hotel for those who willing to visit South part of Ethiopia.
Written February 5, 2018
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Sander De Cock
Ghent, Belgium10 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
Local traditional fish market. You can enjoy a fresh fishsoup (bring your own bowl) or grilled fish surrounded by hundreds of ugly looking but marvelous Marabou birds and holy ibises.
Written March 1, 2017
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Fish Market at Awassa Lake - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)