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Dorze Village

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We had Dorze tribe village in our plans to visit. We travelled for filming travel series about some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sofia, Bulgaria
Really enjoyed this informative and friendly Dorze village visit.

This local tribe were very welcoming and allowed us to see through the huts. They showed us their... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Arba Minch, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had Dorze tribe village in our plans to visit. We travelled for filming travel series about some ethnic groups in Omo Valley, Ethiopia. Luckily we were assisted by Wub Ethiopia Tours. Thanks to their experience and partners' network we could see amazing things from...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Billyana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This local tribe were very welcoming and allowed us to see through the huts. They showed us their handicrafts ( of course some were for sale) before giving us a sample of singing and dancing. I thought the village was very clean and well looked...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank traveller5605
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with our ecellent guide, Emanuel from Explore Omo Valley, on a sunny day to the lush green mountains high above Arba Minch to visit the Dorze tribe. The are famous for ther 12 meter high bamboo huts. The son of the electet king...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Boris_Freiburg
Reviewed 13 February 2019

As a part Haile Resort management teams retret program we have a great time with Mekonnen lodge and we can observe that dorze people are an example of nature care to the whole country ,any it have been a relaxing ,funny ,and memorable moment with...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank semeon s
Reviewed 3 February 2019

Really cool to see these houses made like the face of an elephant and learning that as the termites eat their bottom, the houses get shorter and shorter. That is why they are built so high. The inside is very interesting also!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Marthe L
Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

There is a rough half an hour road to reach the village from the main road but the village is worth a visit. Many things here are made of fake banana ( Enseta varicosa) trees. They use them to build their interesting houses, to make...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NesligulD
Reviewed 31 January 2019

We quite enjoyed our visit to this village. We spent some time with one of the young women who showed us how they make bread out of the “forest banana” leaves. Then we had a snack with the bread she made + some very spicy...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tracy K
Reviewed 20 January 2019

Tribe provided an informative and fun tour with lots of explanations of how they live and prepare food. No pressure to buy any of their hand made products but they are nice to have.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MissNewYork2014
Reviewed 16 January 2019

WOW...... great to see. Well organised and well run. No hassle to buy. Performance was well organised. Great to be able to take photographs. Sample of fake banana tree pancake and honey a nice touch. If you are interested in shopping, great deals on original...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Normanp54
Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

Ok not the highlight. Nice to see more advance then the tribes in omo valley. More easy to get and close to the market

Date of experience: January 2019
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Fenet M
9 March 2018|
Response from oneworld33804 | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure if I have all the answers to your questions but I do know that the Dorze have villages mainly around Chencha and some around Arba Minch. They number in the the thousands but many have adapted to a more modern... More