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Tourism and Other Services

Exploring the city is an enjoyable and worthwhile experience for both foreign and domestic tourists. The city is an ideal transit spot for tourism that travel between Addis Ababa, Arbaminch, South Omo, Dilla, Moyale, Jimma and Mizan Teferi roads. Some of the facts for the huge number of people to visit and even to live and invest in the city are lake, the mountains, a flat land feature and moderate climate of the city.



The Green vegetation releasing fresh air and Hawassa Lake by which different birds and aquatic animals live give a fascinating appearance to the city. It is almost surrounded by mountains and hills; on the West, Tabor hill; in the South West, Mount Alamora almost enclosed the city.  Climbing up on the surrounding hills gives an interesting view of the lake and other natural blessings of the city.Moreover, Amora Gedel-the home of different bird species, and Gudulmale the place reserved for celebration of Sidama Cultural Holiday-‘Fitche” make Hawassa look so interesting and unique destination for tourists. Thus,exploring this city is really enjoyable for both foreign and domestic tourists.


The major tourist attractions in Hawassa city are natural tourist attractions associate with Lake Hawassa. There are also cultural and historical attractions that worth visiting once you are in Hawassa.



As a capital of SNNPR, there have been attempts to make the color of the city to represent the nationalities in the region. To this end, the diversity of residents, construction of cultural halls, the use of cultural items in local coffee and cultural houses signifies the colors of the nations in the region.