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Fish Market at Awassa Lake: Tours & Tickets

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Awassa Lake, Awasa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fish market is a chaotic, bustling place. Kids surround us, trying to sell anything from spoons to services like feeding storks so we could take photos. The amount of birds that are there is astounding. It’s also sad. The masses of people are overfishing...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Marlynne P
Reviewed October 11, 2019

Locally known as "Amora Gedel", the Fish Market at Awassa Lake is a nice spot to see how locals eat fried and raw fresh catch fish for breakfast. People also sell fish soup. This Fish Market is also great place to spot a number of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank mulukeng2016
Reviewed August 22, 2019

best is to go in the early morning when there is the most activity. Nice to see how many people are cleaning their fishes while lot of birds (mainly maraboes) are walking in between the people.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank herman D
Reviewed July 6, 2019

This is where fishermen (and boys) bring their catch, which is cleaned on the spot, and fish cooked immediately in large wok-like pans, or sold. There is a large population of bird scavengers, of which the marabou storks are most impressive, and they are thrown...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Cobie B
Reviewed June 24, 2019 via mobile

You visit this place to take some pictures It’s will not take you more than Half an hour you will see the birds and take some nice pictures If didn’t go you will miss nothing

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Amal_kuwait
Reviewed June 3, 2019 via mobile

Went to the small fish market next to Haile Hotel and it was a very fun experience for everyone. Driver mentioned that there was a larger market nearby, but this one was definitely friendlier and more quaint. Experience the market culture by the locals which...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Lxandria L
Reviewed May 9, 2019

Interesting to see the young boys cleaning the fish. A hive of activity. As usually lots of people trying to sell you things, but that’s Ethiopia! Take a walk in the park nearby there are Colobus Monkeys and birds etc.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Robyn K
Reviewed May 9, 2019

This fish market is very much busy place when you went there on a right time. it's filled with buyers & vendors. 1st time ever in my life I saw little kids are cleaning fish by their mouth they are very much active on what...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AyeshAriyasena
Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

Must not miss visiting the fish market whenever you stop by at hawassa... its an interesting place to visit specially at weekends in the morning when all the fishermen meet up to sell their catches of various fish and exotic creatures... its a bit crowded...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank birtat
Reviewed March 9, 2019

We visited the fish market & saw the fish being either cooked or the better quality being filleted . Official part very crowded & enlightening where our food came from

Date of experience: February 2019
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August 20, 2018|
Response from Addis E | Reviewed this property |
Usually there are guides at the hotel, you can talk to the reception and they will bring you a Guide. Or you can take a tuk tuk, and then ask him to drive you to the fish Market. Then you will find many guides there and... More