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If you are interested in whole the local market works go here

If you are interested in how the locals trade and work around fish you should definetely go here... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Eva L
Stockholm, Sweden
Marabou storks

The main reason for going here is to watch the numerous Marabou storks. They are all over the place... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2018
Per M
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Awassa Lake, Awasa, Ethiopia
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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

Thank Per M
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

It's interesting place it's not far from the city you could walk to enjoy the nature and the locals people

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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Entrance fee includes a guide (mandatory) but it was eventually nice to get his insights. The market starts as early as 6:00 but it is still fine to go around 8:30 as we did.

Thank Caroline C
Reviewed 4 November 2017

I visited with my Ethiopian boyfriend and they made me pay 50 entrance + 100 for a guide and he didn't even guide me! Despite my BF's protest. So almost $6 for nothing. We did eat fish soup, fried fish, and raw fish... a feast...More

Thank marqual
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We had very bad experience. You cannnot entry without paying. The lady wanted 450birr (3 people) for only entrance - locals they dont pay anything. So we wanted to ask about this other people - they said that we need to pay only for the...More

Thank MarieB4811
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We had an interesting visit to the fish market. Local guide told us about the history and current of the fishmarket. Lake Awasa is suffering heavily on overfishing and will extinct within the next ten years if nothing is being done. Fishermans monthly salary is...More

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20 August 2018|
Response from GoLocalAdvisor | 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