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Fish Market at Awassa Lake

Awassa Lake, Awasa, Ethiopia
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It's interesting place it's not far from the city you could walk to enjoy the nature and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Awasa, Ethiopia
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Worth going

Entrance fee includes a guide (mandatory) but it was eventually nice to get his insights. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Caroline C
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Awassa Lake, Awasa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's interesting place it's not far from the city you could walk to enjoy the nature and the locals people

Thank zebraguesthouse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Entrance fee includes a guide (mandatory) but it was eventually nice to get his insights. The market starts as early as 6:00 but it is still fine to go around 8:30 as we did.

Thank Caroline C
Reviewed November 4, 2017

I visited with my Ethiopian boyfriend and they made me pay 50 entrance + 100 for a guide and he didn't even guide me! Despite my BF's protest. So almost $6 for nothing. We did eat fish soup, fried fish, and raw fish... a feast...More

Thank marqual
Reviewed October 17, 2017

We had very bad experience. You cannnot entry without paying. The lady wanted 450birr (3 people) for only entrance - locals they dont pay anything. So we wanted to ask about this other people - they said that we need to pay only for the...More

Thank Marie B
Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

We had an interesting visit to the fish market. Local guide told us about the history and current of the fishmarket. Lake Awasa is suffering heavily on overfishing and will extinct within the next ten years if nothing is being done. Fishermans monthly salary is...More

Thank MakkiVakki
Reviewed March 14, 2017

Really great to see how the local fisherman work in both the black market and official area. There were plenty of deals going down. Afterwards we walked in the local park where you can get very close to the monkeys and I would recommend

Thank livinglifetothefull1
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank sander d
Reviewed March 1, 2017

this was one of the stops that Goul Tours arranged for us. Excellent choice. Right by the lake, lovely weather, excellent fish and cold Ethiopian beer, Hakim Stout and St. George. Paradise!

Thank Emmaejoseph
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

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...More

2  Thank DavidK1953
Reviewed January 20, 2017

Mildly interesting but overpriced for the country at around $4. You can see about a dozen or two fisherman haggling over prices, cutting fish, try a plate of raw or cooked fish and enjoy a coffee/soft drink at the lake. It's one of the very...More

Thank voyagingknave
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