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Chamo Lake

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An enjoyable early morning tour

A group of around 12 of us took a boat tour around the lake seeing crocodiles and hippos... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
themadhatter t
Dublin, Ireland
Must do!

Nice boat trip on the lake to view hippo's and the most amazingly big crocodiles. Make sure you go... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A group of around 12 of us took a boat tour around the lake seeing crocodiles and hippos. Unfortunately, the guide didn't have the best grasp of English but he was able to answer some questions on the courageous fishermen, funding and the park. It...More

Thank themadhatter t
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice boat trip on the lake to view hippo's and the most amazingly big crocodiles. Make sure you go with a local guide, they know where the wildlife is!

Thank FemB_aua
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

boat trip to the lake is one of amazing experience i have had.In the the i got the chance see huge amounts of crocodiles and hippos fight each other. i hope i will comeback and enjoy there again.ended

Thank Yihun S
Reviewed 5 June 2018

I saw a number of hippos, lots of birds and a few BIG crocs. Stay out of the water... LoL... Quite a few fishermen as well. I took a lot of photos.

Thank Joel B
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Exciting to see the huge crocodiles and the hippos swimming so close to our boat! We also spotted a few interesting birds!

Thank rebeccaolsen01
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Quick boat trip. Saw hippo but not close. Great views of crocs stunning themselves. Worth the trip but not a no miss

Thank James W
Reviewed 27 April 2018

A boat trip on Lake Chamo is a pleasant way to spend the morning in Arba Minch. The boatman will turn off the motor and allow the boat to glide up close to large crocodiles sunning themselves on the reed banks . The lake is...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a 2 hour boat trip on Lake Chamo to view the huge crocodiles and many aquatic birds: fish eagles, Egyptian geese, goliath herons, white pelicans, maribou storks, & many more. Also saw 1 hippo. Lake is within Nechisar National Park. Many local fishermen...More

Thank Patty6-13
Reviewed 10 March 2018

This half day excursion was welcome after 23 hours of travel from the US to arrive in Arba Minch. Cool and refreshing conditions, beautiful mountains surrounding Chamo and its twin lake, good access (by motorboat) to the crocodiles and hippopotamus.

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Go in the morning or late afternoon to get the best views. The birdlife is great and the hippos and Crocodiles are plentiful. Beatiful views of fishermens out working.

Thank Eva L
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