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Sodo (Ethiopia)

Practical information about Sodo

  • Countryside
  • Off the beaten track
1 / 5 - One review
How to get there
7 hours from Addis Ababa on a fairly good, tarmacked road
When to go
From May to September
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Sodo

Camille Griffoulieres Travel writer
116 travel articles

The town of Sodo, not far from Shashamene and Awasa, is a fairly large town (90,000 inhabitants), located at the foot of Mount Damot, whose highest point is 2,743 metres.

My suggestion:
Stop at Sodo on a Saturday, market day, to enjoy the liveliness of this fairly urban, southern Ethiopian town. 

Sodo is a stopover town on the road from Omo Valley after Shashamene, in the direction of Arba Minch or Jinka. I only stopped there to have lunch, and to be honest, there's nothing special to do there. There are a few hotels for those driving south, but stopping here isn't really essential as there aren't any tourist attractions.

If you have to make a stop, you ought to go to a local bar to see folk dancers and musicians. Sodo is a town known for its traditional Wolayta dances with large hip movements, as opposed to Amhara or North Ethiopian dances which involve moving the shoulders and the head. 

Street in Sodo