Swayne's Hotel

P.O. Box 19018, Arba Minch, Ethiopia | Hotel

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Down South and Out East

A travel blog entry by jonnystravels


Wanting to move south, I went to the bus station to see where I could go. As Christmas (Ethiopian Christmas) was only a few days away, I took the next bus I was able to get (many routes were already booked for several days), which brought me to the town of Hawassa. Once there, the first thing I did was lock on a follow-on us ride for Arba Minch, closer to South Omo and village trekking. Hawassa isn't a bad town for a few days, located in the Rift Valley along a lake. There's even ...

Under the Ethereal Ethiopian Sky

A travel blog entry by shobhagopinath


... a shaft of light shone through the leaves bathing them in perfect light - it would have been a great picture!). It was such a magical walk in the forest.

We flew back to Addis Ababa in the afternoon. It was time for farewells and the long uncomfortable journey home tonight.

This trip was a once in a lifetime experience. Ethiopia is not an obvious choice as a holiday destination. When I talked about going to Ethiopia, it was not the tales of King ...

A Day of Bonuses - Photoshop and A Forest Walk

A travel blog entry by shyam_t


... drive away). We chose the latter - which was also Dale's choice, we found out later, given his anthropological interests. The rest decided to give it a miss since they had another 2 weeks of forest adventures ahead of them. Shobs and I, on the other hand, wanted to pack in as much as possible on our last day. So, after a leisurely breakfast and a short lesson on Photoshop with Dale (a bonus inclusion), Shobs, Melkamu, Dale and I piled into vehicle #1 and headed to the Nech ...

Crocodile Market and the Road to Konso

A travel blog entry by shobhagopinath


When I'd first read that we were going to the 'Crocodile Market' I thought it was going to be a market which sold tacky products made of croc skin. It was only later when I read a bit more that I realised that this misnomer was actually describing the crocs of Lake Chamo! There are hundreds of them and they are Big! 7-8 metres long!

After breakfast at 6am, everyone except me, was eager and looking forward to the boat ride on Lake Chamo. Seeing that sitting ...

A Chaotic Mercato & Panoramic Paradise

A travel blog entry by shyam_t


... stuff), we were to bring minimal gear and to leave our valuables in the bus; we were to stay together and not wander off on our own, and (this last bit was the 'killer app') - there would be scouts (or ninjas as someone said) watching out for us...and that we were unlikely to see them! Narrow alleys; people with loads five times their size weaving their way through the human and four-legged traffic; the overwhelming reluctance to be photographed (at its mildest, ...

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This hotel, located on P.O. Box 19018, Arba Minch, is near Ntarama Church, National Volcano Park (Parc National des Volcans), Primate Safaris, and Lake Kivu.
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