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Beautiful birds

The market itself may not be so interesting for us as it is very primitive but the birds ( marabuts... read more

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Istanbul, Turkey
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Worth a visit

It is interesting to see the market setup and wildlife, and necessary to support the local... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2018
Portland, Maine
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Awassa Lake, Awasa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The market itself may not be so interesting for us as it is very primitive but the birds ( marabuts and pelicans) looking for food are very much so. The fishermen’s boats on the Lake Chamo and these big birds make this market an interesting...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t miss this example of enterprise and efficient operation. The bird life well worth seeing as well as the fishing.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 21 December 2018 via mobile

It is interesting to see the market setup and wildlife, and necessary to support the local fishermen’s association through tourism. My friends and I had a great guide and I think that she made our experience better than it would have been otherwise. Definitely a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 19 November 2018

The most authentic fish market we have seen in Ethiopia. Do go early to see the small boats returning with their catch, the locals cleaning the fish and the "big" traders buying the best fish for the local restaurants and hotels. The Marabou Storks are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 70ava
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Nothing interesting to see. You must pay for a “guide” to escort you but poor English skills prevented any helpful information.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pastormatt
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We visited the fishmarket in the end of the morning. We knew we were already late, but still wanted to have a glimpse of the fish marktet. The entrance fee was acceptable, however, the guide fee was way to expensive for wat you get. Our...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Fitah
Reviewed 3 March 2018

If you are interested in how the locals trade and work around fish you should definetely go here. For those who just want Lovely photos perhaps you get disappointed. We really liked the Place with it's mixture of market, fishing-boats, restaruant, people playing pingpong and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Eva L
Reviewed 28 February 2018

the Fish Market in Hawassa is the best place that Hawsss has and from time to time things have become more modernize and what i noticed while i was recently, the street fish Market that were there are about to be extinct,

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Addis E
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank denekeb
Reviewed 31 January 2018

The main reason for going here is to watch the numerous Marabou storks. They are all over the place and you can get really close. You also see a lot of other interesting birds, so it is a great place for bird watching and bird...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Per M
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20 August 2018|
Response from Addis E | Reviewed this property |
Usually there are guides at the hotel, you can talk to the reception and they will bring you a Guide. Or you can take a tuk tuk, and then ask him to drive you to the fish Market. Then you will find many guides there and... More