Tourist Information Key Afer | Tourist Attraction

Ethiopia

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1103.7 masl
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here is the official tourist office of key afer: they don't have a price list, we told them would be nicer and more clear for independent travellers

market day is thursday: 400 birr for 4 people (negotiation not possible)

in season ask for bull jumping ceremonie: 800 per person (about 4-5 hours)
we were the only tourist there, in the middle of the bush, banner women and men dancing, painting and in the end one naked boy jumping the bulls and turning to men :)
they were very hospitable, still some people/children asking for money or something but very ok because most of them just celebrated and enjoyed their ceremony, in the end most of the women were super drunk but still safe for us
for us worth the money, feels like being journalists of discovery channel in the middle of the bush :)

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Unfortunately we didn't have a good experience with guide Ras Amani (Rasta) in Key Afer. He had promised to take us to visit tribes and the bull jumping ceremony but he couldn't keep any of his promises. He is a friendly guy, he introduced us to his friends and family, invited us to his home, and took us to local places to eat, but he showed us what HE wanted to show and not what WE had requested him. He was more like a local friend that would invite you to follow him on his life but will not focus on you and the experience that you are looking to have. He is not a professional guide with knowledge and technical/historical information on the tribes and culture, he prefers to talk more about his own experience and his personal life. Not at all what we were looking for. We ended up staying an extra day hoping to see what we came for but that still didn't happen, because he didn't manage time we'll, and we missed the ceremony again on the second day. And in the end he didn't apologize for not being able to keep his promises on taking us where we wanted to go, he kept just blaming others. I would not recommend his services. If you want a general guide try looking for someone professional if you don't want to waist your time. Otherwise just take a local guide in each village that you visit, I think that is the best option, and not take. a general guide, not worth it.

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We came here to experience the bull run. It’s a ceremony of two tribes that live in this region. Normally we don’t seek services of a guide, nevertheless this was different. You need to know when and where this ceremony is done. Tribes don’t have websites to publish their schedules. Here we met Ras Amani who took us to the village. We would NEVER find it. We had to park our bikes and then walk another 30 min to get there. Ras explained everything regarding the tribe life and reasons behind various customs. We highly recommend his service. Give him a shout if you want to experience something good +251 92 471 5389.

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We visited the market on Thursday. We didnt bring a guide and no one offered their services to us. There were several other tourists with guides, so maybe the guides were all spoken for.

Very hassle free, wide range of souvenirs and the standard range of food, fabric and china plastic.

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here is the official tourist office of key afer: they don't have a price list, we told them would be nicer and more clear for independent travellers

market day is thursday: 400 birr for 4 people (negotiation not possible)

in season ask for bull jumping ceremonie: 800 per person (about 4-5 hours)
we were the only tourist there, in the middle of the bush, banner women and men dancing, painting and in the end one naked boy jumping the bulls and turning to men :)
they were very hospitable, still some people/children asking for money or something but very ok because most of them just celebrated and enjoyed their ceremony, in the end most of the women were super drunk but still safe for us
for us worth the money, feels like being journalists of discovery channel in the middle of the bush :)

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