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Dorze tribe

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I had the opportunity to visit this village and see how the stem of a banana could be turned into... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Ebenezer B
Insight into culture

We visited Dorze village on a rainy afternoon and still had an amazing time. We got a tour of the... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
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Dorze village, Arba Minch, Ethiopia
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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

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

2  Thank LauraH4533
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

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

Thank rebeccaolsen01
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

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

1  Thank Patty6-13
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

1  Thank Chloe H
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

3  Thank Eva L
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
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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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