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Dorze tribe

Dorze village, Arba Minch, Ethiopia
+251 93 260 8444
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Beautiful village with great hosts

When we visited a Dorze tribe we were met by a very lovely guide who showed us his family's home... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2018
rebeccaolsen01
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Geneva, Switzerland
A Chance to met the real Ethiopia

I was lucky to visit Mekonen's family in the Dorze Village. Not only do you get to see village... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2018
Helen B
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Dorze village, Arba Minch, Ethiopia
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+251 93 260 8444
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

When we visited a Dorze tribe we were met by a very lovely guide who showed us his family's home and told us about how the houses were built, what food they made and the local traditions. He let us taste some of the homemade...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

I was lucky to visit Mekonen's family in the Dorze Village. Not only do you get to see village life and activities as described in other reviews but you can get to know the people and experience the openness, and community life they are willing...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the Dorze village and learned so much from our guide, Masai. Unique bamboo and false banana leaf huts have no central beam but are partitioned off inside with woven mats. They keep animals inside for safety & additional warmth...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

My husband and I stayed in Mekonnen Lodge for two nights and really enjoyed partying with Mekonnen and his friends, as well as exploring the beautiful village. Mekonnen then organised a 7 night trip for us through the Omo Valley. Our guide, Kucha, was good...More

Thank Chloe H
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The Dorze village has really found a good view to make a respectful and nice experience for Tourists to their communicy. You have a local guide (mandatory) who show you around to explain how the society works. You are shown the local practicises and how...More

1  Thank Eva L
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

While visiting this village we learned the importance of the non fruit bearing banana tree. It is used for everything from house construction to food....a pancake like food which is surprisingly good.

Thank oneworld33804
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Even if it is very much arranged for tourists, you still see how the Dorze people live and that is ages away from our ‘modern’world although they keep practising ancient traditions that have proved to be very effective and should not be abandoned!

Thank Caroline C
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

We visited this tribe as part of our 3rd trip with Dagi of Quest Ethiopia Tours (licensed tour operator) who we'd highly recommend and Dagi our guide really enhanced our experience by interacting with the people and us so well. As you leave Arba Minch...More

Thank Hazel F
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

The good thing is that you will do this as the first or the last. the local guides will give you a standard tour with good english explanation. So if i't in the start of your tour, ask a lot of questions, it can be...More

Thank John C
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Unique culture and very friendly people! Testing the KOCHO and Areki was enjoyable! The weavers were my highlight in this charm mountain

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Fenet M
9 March 2018|
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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
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