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Chamo Lake

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Many Large Crocodiles

Took about a 1.5 hour boat ride and saw a large flock of pelicans and other shorebirds, numerous... read more

Reviewed yesterday
ColdCorona
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Idaho
A nice excursion

The boat trip on the lake is a relaxing couple of hours. We saw fish eagle, pelicans, crocodiles... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
stafaalst
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Aalst, Belgium
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Reviewed yesterday

Took about a 1.5 hour boat ride and saw a large flock of pelicans and other shorebirds, numerous crocodiles, and hippos. Nice change of pace from the tribal photography I had been doing for 15 days.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ColdCorona
Reviewed 5 days ago

The boat trip on the lake is a relaxing couple of hours. We saw fish eagle, pelicans, crocodiles and hippos. Scenic surroundings.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank stafaalst
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the best tour from our Lodge. We had a pleasant and relaxing boat trip at the lake were we saw some hippos, various birds and a number of crocodiles in a corner of the lake. Great weather as well. Recommendable trip.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HenrikM416
Reviewed 1 week ago

An enjoyable trip on the lake but do not expect to see lots of crocs, hippos or birds. WC not pleasant, so go before you head down to jetty.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Richard B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lack chamo is the one of best lack in southern part of Ethiopia special in Arbaminch and so in this lack you will find the biggest corocdails in Africa and endemic birds as well!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Omovalleytribes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a expensive boat trip and there is not many animals to see. Just some cocodrilos and birds. I'll try to skip it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank luismotrail
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Short boat cruise where we saw massive crocodiles hippos swimming and a little birdlife. Very pleasant way to spend a half day. Accessible by tuk tuk.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Peter C
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Chamo Lake seemed to experience storms on a daily basis while we were there. We ventured out one afternoon on what turned out to be a very bouncy boot ride that would not have been attempted in most countries. We were however rewarded by some...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David K D
Reviewed 18 October 2018

If it is your first time to see crocs and hipos in the wild, then it is worth it. Otherwise, quite boring. Out of the 90 minute boat trip, 75 are wasted on the trip back and forth with limited interest scenery, you get to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 70ava
Reviewed 4 October 2018

You'll be able to see a lot of crocodiles and a few Hippos. Few fishes might jump around your boat too. The boat might rock, when it's windy. Be careful while choosing the Life jackets they provide, some of them might not have the tying...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Mani B
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