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Konso Cultural Centre

On the road with Stawberry Fields Eco-Lodge, Konso, Ethiopia
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Gamelo village a must see

One of 12 villages in Konso named a UNESCO World Heritage Site to preserve the 800 year old... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2018
Patty6-13
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Davis, California
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Konso tribe visit - a highlight of the SOuth

We had a local guide (mandatory) , very knowledgeable, Walking us through one of the biggest... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Eva L
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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On the road with Stawberry Fields Eco-Lodge, Konso, Ethiopia
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"heads"
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"trees"
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

One of 12 villages in Konso named a UNESCO World Heritage Site to preserve the 800 year old cultural traditions and stone walls encircling the village. Each family has its own compound within the village. Our guide, Belacheu, gave us an excellent tour and explanations...More

Thank Patty6-13
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We had a local guide (mandatory) , very knowledgeable, Walking us through one of the biggest villages. THe organisation of the Konso people are very sophisticated and it is very interesting from a social poitn of view. The system with a mandatory local guide is...More

Thank Eva L
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

this small museum is a must after a visit to the Konso village. It is a great initiative to have gathered here to protect them from being stollen remaining Waqas. I was alone visiting it but it was really worth it

Thank Caroline C
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

The Konso area is an amazing Unesco World Heritage site due to its terrace farming, small terraces turned over by hand ploughs; its stone walls around the village and its culture. The hilltop area of the village we visited was over 800 years old and...More

2  Thank therapina
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

This museum has an amazing collection of WAKA poles -- very interestingly carved. Modest entrance fee, good displays written in English.

Thank R00catt
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

Increadibly clean and organized villages, beautiful architecture, hard working people. Not as colorful as other tribes but clean and essential. Our children enjoyed playing with the local children, had great cultural exchange.

Thank ffrige
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Reviewed 9 April 2016

Konso village :- about 95km drive from arbminch you will find the marvelous land scape of konso people famous by their terracing system, walled village, waka is the carved wooden status used for as a grave marker. Konso people they erect this status to memorized...More

1  Thank tommyslmn
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Reviewed 26 March 2016

An interesting place to visit konso new york found in geserigio. you have also got the people who accept a gust. konso have a town called karat the capital city of konso.

2  Thank george826
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Reviewed 12 January 2016

Lovely walled village. Properly lived in and got genuine feeling inhabitants did not pull shutters down once tourists gone. Lots of walled alleys to wander down without locals pawing me and asking for 'photo, 5 birr'. Locals respected space and photos of village included in...More

Thank packyderm
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Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

I really liked the museum visit the location is great with an outside space for picnic. The museum has just a need of intervention on illumination to increase the value of the items.

Thank AugustoPiccagli
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