Hawassa » Venture Ethiopia - Tours and Travel


Capital of the Southern Nations region and the largest city in the Rift Valley, Hawassa is one of Ethiopia's best planned and most attractive cities, and there's a good chance of seeing hippos and rare birds on the lake.

  • Explore LakeHawassa by boat
  • Take a walk along Fiker Hayk (Lover's lane), a lakeside walkway lined with cafes and restaurants
  • Visit the famous fish market where fishermen haul their fresh catches from their small wooden boats
  • Watch as marabou stalks gather, eager to sample the fish
  • Look out for grivet monkeys jumping through the trees
  • Taste superb fish, freshly caught and grilled
  • Admire the view from MountTabor, a short walk from the fish market


Map of Hawassa