Fish Market at Awassa Lake
Fish Market at Awassa Lake
3.5

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Tesfaye Yohannes
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia61 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Hello dear distinguished travellera i am called Tesfaye Yohannes from Ethiopia Hawassa fish market travel guide so if You come to Ethiopia -Hawassa you many things to see around ,fish market ,you can see marabou stork, Egyptian goos ,adada and so many birds and Amoragedel is also the best place to see colobus monkey and Hyena ! The other Attractive is trekking mountain Tabor also the best view to city of Hawassa and hippopotamus is the nice animal so for your best visit Please call me via tell +251916862834 Tesfaye Ethiopia Hawassa also in WhatsApp and telegram
Written 22 March 2024
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akindofmagic
Buenos Aires, Argentina1,141 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Very nice place for buying fish or Ethiopian sushi and if you are a bird lover this a place to stay at least one night.
There is a park just 200 meters away where you can see monkeys and lots of birds. Is a must.
Written 12 March 2024
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Jack B
Durban, South Africa110 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 9 December 2022
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GoingHomeSoon
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia65 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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 11 February 2020
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Marlynne P
Salt Lake City, UT757 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The fish market is a chaotic, bustling place. Kids surround us, trying to sell anything from spoons to services like feeding storks so we could take photos. The amount of birds that are there is astounding.
It’s also sad. The masses of people are overfishing daily and the catches are getting smaller. The fish they are bringing up are juvenile and the lake can’t support it.
Written 3 November 2019
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Muluken G
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia293 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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 11 October 2019
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herman D
Merelbeke, Belgium274 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 22 August 2019
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Cobie B
Canberra, Australia36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
This is where fishermen (and boys) bring their catch, which is cleaned on the spot, and fish cooked immediately in large wok-like pans, or sold. There is a large population of bird scavengers, of which the marabou storks are most impressive, and they are thrown scraps from cleaning. But you will also see cormorants, hamerkop, ibis, pelicans, geese and ducks; and watch out for other species in the trees around the entrance. Grivet monkeys also scavenge, without fear. Unfortunately, trinket sellers and begging abound too. However, despite these, the market is worth avisit as it allows you to see what is a daily part of life around the lake. But go early, when the catches, people, and birds, all come in.
Written 6 July 2019
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Amal A
Kuwait City, Kuwait395 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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 24 June 2019
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Lxandria L
San Francisco, CA124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
Went to the small fish market next to Haile Hotel and it was a very fun experience for everyone. Driver mentioned that there was a larger market nearby, but this one was definitely friendlier and more quaint.

Experience the market culture by the locals which involved coffee, sight seeing, the sale of fish by the fisherman in their boats, fish soup breakfast and Marabu!

That was the best part. Watching those giant birds dance around humans like crows and seagulls... except their 20 times larger.

Definitely an experience.
Written 3 June 2019
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