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I had a nice boat-ride on the lake

I saw a number of hippos, lots of birds and a few BIG crocs. Stay out of the water... LoL... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joel B
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San Diego, California
Huge crocodilles and hippos

Exciting to see the huge crocodiles and the hippos swimming so close to our boat! We also spotted a... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2018
rebeccaolsen01
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Geneva, Switzerland
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“boat trip” (10 reviews)
“bird life” (7 reviews)
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Arba Minch, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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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!

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 31 January 2018

We went on a boat trip on Chamo Lake. There is really not that much to see. They show you a few crocodiles and a few hippos, but you do not really get that close to the birds (eagles and herons). I am a keen...More

Thank Per M
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Great for its crocks. The hippos are skittish. Remember to maintain silence. Try not to get into a boat with too many people

Thank Nawshir
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Relaxing excursion, suitable for just a short trip, don’t spend half day! We saw 2 Hippos, 5 Crocodiles, and some birds

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