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Dorze Village

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Sometimes you have to be ordinary (so visit Dorze)

As a part Haile Resort management teams retret program we have a great time with Mekonnen lodge and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
semeon s

Really cool to see these houses made like the face of an elephant and learning that as the termites... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marthe L
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Arba Minch, Ethiopia
+251 93 260 8444
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

I meet him near to buss station when i reading lonely planet he came to me and speak with me for a few minuet and he change my plan and also i start follow him. He take me his village to Dorze i stay for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Coli454
Reviewed 11 January 2019

a nice village, with interesting arcitecture and customes which is just a fist impression for much more interesting things to see in OMO valley...The houses indide are really interesting though and very...eco friendly

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank geo k
Reviewed 5 January 2019

We visited the Dorze Village not far from Arba Minch, at 2500 m. It has been a beautiful experience, targeted for tourists in an intelligent way. The guide will explain the Dorze house, their way of living, their arts and crafts. It is also possible...More

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