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    Top Descriptions

    With the hassle factor so high in (especially for those attempting to backpack), it’s no wonder people find themselves lingering longer in Hawassa than planned. There might not be much to do here, but with making for a solid accommodation option and and restaurants adding some Italian flavour to the local cuisine (there’s even an in town!), it’s easy to see why expatriate workers are drawn here on the weekends. Then there’s Hawassa lake, which truly is a good place for a long walk and some intensive bird watching, not that you’ll have to look very hard to spot them! However, for those without their own wheels, Hawassa is just a little too spread out for super easy access. With this and the lack of general attractions aside, it is a relatively calm, forward-thinking and low-density city for Ethiopian standards. Indeed, Hawassa makes for a good spot to break in on the long road down to and farther afield. – Daniel
     
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    Top Tips

    Though rather devoid of attractions, Hawassa is certainly one of the more pleasant places in to spend some time doing very little.
    Hawassa makes for an excellent stop on your way to attractions further south, such as and .
    If you like Italian food, be sure to check out or restaurants while you’re in town – or even !
     
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    The Location

      What should we know?

      Name in local script:አዋሳ
      Also known as:Awassa, Awasa
       
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      Environment type:hill, lake
      Location type:city, rural, urban
       
      Religion type:Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity

      What can we see or do there?

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      Animals:colobus monkeys, hippopotamus, vervet monkeys
      Birds:marabou storks, pelicans

      How much will it cost us?

      Currency:Ethiopian Birr (ETB)
      Average daily budget:ETB605

      When should we go there, and for how long?

      Average time taken:10 nights
      High season:October to January
      Low season:
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        How can we get in contact?

        Language(s):Amharic, English, Sidamo
        Timezone:UTC+03:00
        Country calling code:251

        How can we get there?

          Coordinates:7.04877, 38.48234
          Geographical feature:Lake Awasa, Great Rift Valley

          The Directions

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          What are the numbers and averages?

          Number of attractions visited:3
          Travel time to attractions:20 minutes
          Travel time to next location:5 hours
           
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          Altitude:1,708m

          Local Availability

            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Beer (multinational)500mlETB30
            Beer (national)500mlETB15
            Fizzy drink1 litre
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            Fruit juice1 litreETB58
            Gin (multinational)1 litreETB560
            Gin (national)1 litre
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            Milk1 litreETB26
            Oil1 litreETB103
            Rum (multinational)1 litreETB576
            Rum (national)1 litre
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            Vodka (multinational)1 litreETB370
            Vodka (national)1 litre
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            Water1 litreETB7
            Whisky (multinational)1 litreETB570
            Whisky (national)1 litre
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            Wine1 bottleETB160
            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Almonds100g
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            Apples1kgETB100
            Bananas1kgETB8
            Bell pepper1kg
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            Bread1 loaf
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            Carrots1kg
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            Chillies1kg
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            Chocolate (multinational)1 barETB22
            Chocolate (national)1 barETB7
            Coconut milk1 can
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            Cucumber1kg
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            Eggs1 dozen
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            Garlic1kg
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            Ginger1kg
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            Honey1 jar
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            Ice cream1 unitETB20
            Jam1 jarETB50
            Onions1kg
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            Oranges1kgETB15
            Pasta1kgETB62
            Peanut butter1 jarETB32
            Peanuts100gETB24
            Potatoes1kg
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            Raisins100gETB50
            Rice1kgETB55
            Sandwich1 unit
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            Tomatoes1kgETB26
            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Antifungal shampoo1 bottleETB202
            Conditioner1 bottleETB62
            Condoms1 packETB4
            Deodorant1 canETB68
            Floss1 pack
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            Hand sanitizer1 bottle
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            Laundry soap1 barETB10
            Razors1 packETB60
            Sanitary towels1 packETB24
            Shampoo1 bottleETB58
            Soap1 barETB10
            Tampons1 box
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            Toilet roll1 unitETB10
            Toothpaste1 tubeETB18
            Washing powder1 boxETB12
            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Antiseptic cream1 tube
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            Bandages1 packETB24
            Chapstick1 unitETB60
            Contact lens solution1 bottle
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            Headache tablets1 packETB7
            Ibuprofen1 packETB27
            Mosquito repellent1 bottle
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            Nail clippers1 setETB18
            Plasters1 packETB20
            Sun cream1 bottleETB200
            Sunglasses1 pair
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            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Batteries4-pack
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            Chilli powder100g
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            Cigarettes (multinational)20-pack
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            Cigarettes (national)20-packETB17
            Coriander100g
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            Cumin100g
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            Fuel1 litreETB15
            Internet1 hourETB18
            Lighter1 unit
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            Matches1 pack
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            Paprika100g
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            Travel multiadapter1 unit
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            Travel plug1 unit
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            Turmeric100g
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            Stock1 pack
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            Local Cuisine

              DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
              Beyaynetu (fasting food)ETB79
              Breakfast (continental)ETB95
              Breakfast (cooked)ETB140
              BurgerETB78
              Cake (slice)ETB35
              Calzone (large)ETB220
              CannelloniETB95
              CarbonaraETB111
              CerealETB60
              ChapattiETB40
              Chicken wingsETB77
              Curry (generic – meat)ETB127
              Curry (generic – vegetable)ETB80
              Curry (Indian – meat)ETB125
              Cutlet (beef/chicken)ETB117
              Cutlet (fish)ETB108
              Doro watETB100
              Doro fantaETB100
              Eggs (how you like)ETB47
              Fajitas (meat)ETB105
              Fish fingersETB90
              French friesETB42
              Fried (chicken)ETB138
              Fried rice (meat)ETB110
              Fruit saladETB48
              GnocchiETB90
              Gored goredETB140
              Goulash (beef)ETB100
              Grilled (chicken)ETB170
              Grilled (fish)ETB115
              DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
              Ice cream (scoop)ETB45
              Ice cream (sundae)ETB60
              Injera firfirETB50
              Key watETB100
              KitfoETB118
              Lamb chopsETB93
              LasagnaETB113
              Mixed grillETB125
              Pancake (simple)ETB48
              Pasta (meat)ETB91
              Pasta (vegetable)ETB84
              Pizza (loaded)ETB146
              Pizza (simple)ETB103
              PorridgeETB55
              Quanta firfirETB70
              DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
              RaitaETB52
              Ravioli (meat)ETB100
              Rice (meat)ETB84
              Rice (vegetable)ETB70
              Roasted (chicken)ETB152
              Roasted (lamb)ETB163
              Roasted (pork)ETB385
              SaladETB54
              Salad (meat)ETB76
              SandwichETB68
              ShiroETB69
              Shiro bozenaETB79
              Shiro tegaminoETB75
              Skewers (meat)ETB155
              Soup (meat)ETB57
              Soup (vegetarian)ETB50
              Spring rollETB40
              SteakETB139
              Stir fry (meat)ETB125
              Sweet and sour (meat)ETB120
              TibsETB106
              Whole (fish)ETB110
              BeverageAverage CostRestaurant Availability
              Beer (national)ETB23
              Bailey’s (shot)ETB50
              CappuccinoETB23
              CoffeeETB13
              Cognac (bottle)ETB3,750
              Cognac (shot)ETB85
              Fruit juice (fresh)ETB31
              Gin (bottle)ETB1,375
              Gin (shot)ETB51
              Hot chocolateETB20
              Malibu (bottle)ETB1,450
              Malibu (shot)ETB45
              MilkETB19
              MilkshakeETB28
              Red BullETB110
              Rum (bottle)ETB1,350
              Rum (shot)ETB105
              Sambuca (shot)ETB40
              SmoothieETB28
              Soft drinkETB18
              TeaETB14
              Tequila (shot)ETB40
              Vodka (bottle)ETB775
              Vodka (shot)ETB45
              Water (2L)ETB35
              Whisky (bottle)ETB1,398
              Whisky (shot)ETB52
              Wine (bottle)ETB327
              Wine (glass)ETB90

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