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Hippo watching on Lake Awassa

Awassa, Awasa, Ethiopia
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Dont expect to see the hippos whenever, because they only come out at certain times of the day.If... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
mariebelmont2018
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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I typically use the Haile Resort to arrange my hippo tours for my teams it is only a 10 minute boat... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
Erik L
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Dont expect to see the hippos whenever, because they only come out at certain times of the day.If you see them make sure to enjoy!

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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

I typically use the Haile Resort to arrange my hippo tours for my teams it is only a 10 minute boat ride and after about 7 Times i can say I have had a 100% success rate!

Thank Erik L
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

How amazing to see these creatures in their natural habitat! We stayed at the Haile Resort Hawassa and did a boat tour from there. Our driver was careful not to get too close. At night, we could hear them barking from our hotel room.

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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

My tip for an awesome free lake Awassa experience: go to the edge and start following the path going to the right. Enjoy the birds, the swamp, the people fishing, the kids swimming and the the table tennis matches (I even got invited to play)....More

3  Thank Lydon C
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Hippo watching was an experience. Our 'voluntary' guide was very eager to show us all the birds and the hippos. After that we could give him a voluntary fee of 500 or 1000 ETB. He was a character and could sing songs in Chinese. He...More

1  Thank MakkiVakki
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Our family hired A One Ethiopia Tours who arranged a private boat tour of Hawassa Lake; one of the highlights of our trip. Hippo and bid sightings were plenty and lots of fun. A must while in southern Ethiopia.

1  Thank JLRH
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

A lovely boat trip on the lake of Awassa. Lots Beautiful birds to see. The view of the surrounding Mountains is very nice. The hippos are very mighty to see from close range!

Thank sander d
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We had a great one and a half hours on a boat with an excellent and very knowledgeable guide who was able to point out many different types of birds and also spot a large monitor lizard then take us close into the shore so...More

Thank DavidK1953
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

You need to be transported out to see the hippos on lake Hawassa and can expect to hire a boat for about £20 for 4 people. The boatmen steer a wide berth around the hippos and don’t expect a David Attenborough view as, like whales,...More

1  Thank Ollerbarrow
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Reviewed 19 November 2016

Expect between one and two hours on the lake, seeing the water, fishermen, coastline and a largish group of hippos.

Thank James H
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