Travel Blogs from Arba Minch, Ethiopia

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Yetale Abera bet?, Arba Minch, Ethiopia travel blog

Yetale Abera bet?

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... southwest Ethiopia. Lush bright green lined the road thickly for miles and miles. We arrived at the 'lower' part of town, Sikela (Arba Minch is split into 2 parts, Sikela and Shecha, which is up on the hill overlooking the two lakes, Abaya and ...

Nechisar National Park - bitten by a tsetse fly, Arba Minch, Ethiopia travel blog

Nechisar National Park - bitten by a tsetse fly

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... opened their wings. Waving your hand close to them caused them to take to the air in clouds. And then back to Arba Minch. What a wonderful morning! We thanked Abera profusely for such a good drive. I think this will be a definite highlight ...

Goodbye to Bradt's bird guide to Ethiopia, Yabello, Ethiopia travel blog

Goodbye to Bradt's bird guide to Ethiopia

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... headed there. Why is the town idiot invariably lurking around the bus station? The sun came up as we drove away from Arba Minch, setting the fields of maize on fire and glistening off Lake Chamo. The route was all on dirt roads, ...

Wildlife starts, Migie, Ethiopia travel blog

Wildlife starts

A travel blog entry by gary.rosewarne

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We left Addis early and headed towards Arba Minch to camp for the night. The road was really good and we made great time. On entering the park we did some easy off-roading and made our way to river banks to camp for the night. There were loads of hippos ...

Blown Shock Again, Konso, Ethiopia travel blog

Blown Shock Again

A travel blog entry by harryabroad

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... is a concept).  So summarising we are all pretty dirty, dusty and smelly feeling a little over it by this stage.  Ethiopia has almost no infrastructure and hence things like ATMS are a pipe dream.  We bought a little Ethiopian money from ...

Arba Minch, Arba Minch, Ethiopia travel blog

Arba Minch

A travel blog entry by jmckerricher

Our camp for the next two days is at a hotel in the hills overlooking a massive lake. Mountains rise above us and Maribu storks fill the air. It was another beautiful drive in; unfortunately I was asleep for a lot of it. I managed to let a small family ...

Shattered Peace & Quiet, Arba Minch, Ethiopia travel blog

Shattered Peace & Quiet

A travel blog entry by harryabroad

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Thankfully this is the first civilisation for nearly a week. We have camped in a hotel with a large camping area on the side which was very quiet, infact we are the only ones there.  Yeah Yeah!!!  This is a blessing as the constant crowds ...

Tribes of the Lower Omo Valley, Arba Minch, Ethiopia travel blog

Tribes of the Lower Omo Valley

A travel blog entry by lee.d.rosen

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... Arba Minch, this time at a much slower pace.  We also kindly requested to be careful of the donkey carts.     Day 2: Arba Minch to Turmi (Dimeka Market and night with the Hamer) We started the day with more driving as we entered the town of ...

Arba Minch, Arba Minch, Ethiopia travel blog

Arba Minch

A travel blog entry by izzie

Arba Minch ...

Arba Minch, Arba Minch, Ethiopia travel blog

Arba Minch

A travel blog entry by tabasamu2010

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... get different colours. It was really good art work and we almost bought some master pieces for ourselves.  We arrived at Arba Minch and our hotel campsite during the usually Ethiopian early evening blackouts. Our short stay here was coloured in with ...

De weg naar het zuiden en de brug van God, Arba Minch, Ethiopia travel blog

De weg naar het zuiden en de brug van God

A travel blog entry by jessicaboonstra

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... valt ogenblikkelijk weg bij de aanblik vanaf het terras van ons hotel: we kijken rechtstreeks uit op 'the bridge of God'. Arba Minch ligt iets boven de oever van twee tweelingbroertjes-meren: het gazpacho-kleurige lake Abaya en het blauwgrijze lake ...

I will kill you, Arba Minch, Ethiopia travel blog

I will kill you

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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Je suis venu pour les Dorze : un peuple avec ses particularités. Ainsi en Éthiopie tous les 50 kms on change de culture cad de langues, d'architecture, d'habit,...  J'ai de la chance car je rencontre mon guide que j'avais pris dans la vallée de ...

Arba Minch - Days 1-2 of 10 day Omo Valley trip, Arba Minch, Ethiopia travel blog

Arba Minch - Days 1-2 of 10 day Omo Valley trip

A travel blog entry by bigadventure05

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... ' the beautiful Nechizar National Park is nearby and was well worth a visit. It's about a 2 hr drive from Arba Minch. Animals in Ethiopia are generally for eating, not viewing and most had been annihilated until a foreigner bought the land to ...

Under the Ethereal Ethiopian Sky, Arba Minch, Ethiopia travel blog

Under the Ethereal Ethiopian Sky

A travel blog entry by shobhagopinath

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... beautiful! Dale managed to make even the activities of a dung beetle interesting!! We walked through one of the forty springs that Arba Minch gets its name from. We tried to take photos of the 'ethereal glow' coming through the leaves to the forest ...

Preparation Omo Valley Tour, Yabēlo, Ethiopia travel blog

Preparation Omo Valley Tour

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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Le sud de l'Éthiopie est connu pour ses tribus, donc je dois préparer mon tour. Les agences de voyage ont réussis à imposer au gouvernement une interdiction pour les touristes d'utiliser les camions isuzu pour voyager. Hors ils constituent ...

"New York", Ethiopia

A travel blog entry by donna321

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... with Endale, Demake, and our friend Hids - we'd met Hids in Lalibela and, just by coincidence, ended up at the same hotel in Arba Minch. We then made our way to the Konso region - about 3 hours south. Our first stop was in a village called Gesergio, ...

A Day of Bonuses - Photoshop and A Forest Walk, Ārba Minch’, Ethiopia travel blog

A Day of Bonuses - Photoshop and A Forest Walk

A travel blog entry by shyam_t

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... some time. We also saw vervet monkeys and the Colabus Monkey, with its bright white bushy tail. We drove to one of the Arba Minch (which means forty springs) - clear clear water. Dale put his feet in and got a nibble from the several little fish ...

Crocodile Market and the Road to Konso, Arba Minch, Ethiopia travel blog

Crocodile Market and the Road to Konso

A travel blog entry by shobhagopinath

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... our driver, Million (yes, that's his name) and he explained that Highland was the brand of the first bottled water in Ethiopia and the word 'Highland' now is synonymous with 'bottle' and what the children wanted was our empty mineral water bottles! Little ...

Stop-over in Arba Minch, Arba Minch, Ethiopia travel blog

Stop-over in Arba Minch

A travel blog entry by mirco.k

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Arba Minch, which is located at a beautiful location between two rift valley lakes, was just a stop-over on the way from Jinka to Addis. I had some good time trying the chat for the first time (tastes awful though), smoking some shisha, and walking around ...

Fresh raw goat!, Arba Minch, Ethiopia travel blog

Fresh raw goat!

A travel blog entry by jmckerricher

I'll spare you the details of the day. It was beautiful, and dinner worked out well. Lets get to the highlight; joining the local crew for a fresh goat feast. A goat was purchased by the local crew from a family who lived close to our camp. A fire was ...

School & Market Life, Arba Minch, Ethiopia travel blog

School & Market Life

A travel blog entry by carlaandmike

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... in an American high school as well as discussing what it meant to have Obama as our current president!    In most of Ethiopia, students learn English in school at a young age, then in secondary school, most of the major subjects are taught in ...

Southbound, Arba Minch, Ethiopia travel blog

Southbound

A travel blog entry by carlaandmike

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... the green acacia trees, the blue sky, and white clouds.  There is also a huge variety of birds here – apparently Ethiopia is a bird watchers paradise.  Today we saw these electric blue birds – starlings – we have never seen a ...

Turmi to Arba Minch - Day 8 of 10 Omo Valley Trip, Arba Minch, Ethiopia travel blog

Turmi to Arba Minch - Day 8 of 10 Omo Valley Trip

A travel blog entry by bigadventure05

... town. The town is the same sea of mud it was during our outward pass through. Our group collectively decides to push on to Arba Minch since Konso is a muddy mess and we know the Kebele Molla Hotel in Arba has great hot water, delicious chicken salad and ...

Getting Back to Nature . . ., Arba Minch, Ethiopia travel blog

Getting Back to Nature . . .

A travel blog entry by donna321

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... automatically send you to whatever the newest hotel is in town.) The forest was beautiful and dense - home to the springs for which Arba Minch ("Forty Springs") is named, as well as big vines, good for swinging . . . We then headed for Lake Chamo ...

Omo Valley, Arba Minch, Ethiopia travel blog

Omo Valley

A travel blog entry by jeneggener

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... experience I have ever had.  I spent 8 days travelling throuhg the Lower Omo Valley visiting the tribal villages of Ethiopia.  Supposedly only 10% of travellers visit this area.  This could be because of the long arduous journey of dirt ...

De krokodil ligt in het water..., Arba Minch, Ethiopia travel blog

De krokodil ligt in het water...

A travel blog entry by jessicaboonstra

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Na ons eerder jammerlijke falen in het opsporen van nijlpaarden wilden we geen enkel risico nemen en hebben wij, op advies van dhr Ir P.B. te R., goed ge-oefend in de zogenaamde 'Hippo-shuffle'. Welnu, het resultaat mag er zijn! Nijlpaardje hier, ...

A Chaotic Mercato & Panoramic Paradise, Arba Minch, Ethiopia travel blog

A Chaotic Mercato & Panoramic Paradise

A travel blog entry by shyam_t

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... small group of people - young and old - bathing in a sun-speckled stream. We were staying at the Paradise Lodge (#1 of 4 in Arba Minch according to TripAdvisor), and after a quick freshening up in our thatched room (or tukul), it was back on the patio ...

The Road South to Arba Minch, Arba Minch, Ethiopia travel blog

The Road South to Arba Minch

A travel blog entry by reef

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... an end abruptly when a guard with a gun over his shoulder came over to us telling us to leave unless we paid him a bribe. Arba Minch is a pretty standard small Ethiopian town, with one main street and side streets leading off from it. It's blandness is ...

Thorns, Arba Minch, Ethiopia travel blog

Thorns

A travel blog entry by dr_jay_onabike

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... to stab us. Today's ride was mostly downhill and intermittently gravel as we get closer to Kenya. February 25, 2012 Stage 34 Sodo to Arba Minch 103km The Great Rift Valley Arba Minch is a small town with a university on the western edge of the Great Rift ...

Life Beyond Moyale..., Jinka, Ethiopia travel blog

Life Beyond Moyale...

A travel blog entry by downtocl

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Well i left us just managing to roll into Ethiopia. The campsite we rolled into had no running water - as there is a drought about, so we all got drinks, chatted to a couple of very nice locals and contemplated bucket baths the next day (as after 4 days ...

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