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Dorze Village

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A Place to Remember

All we knew about Dorze were elephant-like-houses. But what we found there were amazing people with... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Sofia, Bulgaria
Interesting culture, architecture and great Tej

We were very pleased with our visit to the village. The guide was knowledgeable, spoke good English... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
Beijing, China
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“banana leaves”(4 reviews)
“honey wine”(4 reviews)
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Arba Minch, Ethiopia
+251 93 260 8444
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the people ask you for money and they said that a guide is necessary but is not. You can walk by yourself and you can visit a waterfall nearby.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank luismotrail
Reviewed 7 November 2018

All we knew about Dorze were elephant-like-houses. But what we found there were amazing people with a friendly smile, ready to show us their daily activities, the methods of preparing food, drink and their great textile. We wished we could stay more with them.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Billyana
Reviewed 18 October 2018

We were very pleased with our visit to the village. The guide was knowledgeable, spoke good English and took us around on an interesting walking tour. The architecture, food, customs, weaving and the tasty Tej (honey wine) - the best in the country according to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 70ava
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

We organised great half day trips to Dorze and Forty Springs through Mamushe Tours - mamushe2013@gmail.com. 3-4day trips are also available. Very helpful guy and great English, would recommend.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ZitaR51
Reviewed 8 August 2018

I had the opportunity to visit this village and see how the stem of a banana could be turned into bread. it was just marvelous. Community life here revolves around the banana tree. This is a must for all who visit the Arbah Minch area

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ebenezer B
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We visited Dorze village on a rainy afternoon and still had an amazing time. We got a tour of the toukel huts, got to weave with the boys and made kojo out of false banana leaves. We got to do some dancing and had harake...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 18 July 2018

We arranged the trip directly with Mekonnen on +251 (0)916709533 (mekonnenproject@gmail.com). We took the Salem bus from Addis Ababa to Arba Minch where we met Mekonnen and went to his lodge at Dorze. We had 2 nights in Dorze, one night in Konso, 3 nights...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank SandM50
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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Rebecca O
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

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Helen B
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

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Patty6-13
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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