Arba Minch

Arba Minch, in Amharic Forty Springs, received its name for its abundance of local springs which support the luscious rainforest. The city is bordered by verdant mountains, is home to two of Ethiopia’s largest Rift Valley lakes and Nechisar National Park. Arba Minch is actually two cities in one and it’s dual settlements of Shecha and Sikela each have distinct personalities.

This region, more than 500 kilometres south of Addis Ababa, is one of Ethiopia’s last great surviving wildernesses. It is an ideal base from which to explore the forested land between the lakes and the plains of Nechisar where the surviving herds of Swaynes’s hartebeast roam the savannah alongside zebras and Grant gazelles. There’s an air of untamed grandeur about all this that lingers over the lakes and mountains.

With its warm culture and connections with nature, Arba Minch is one of East Africa’s hidden gems.

Attractions in Arba Minch


Dorze village is a beautiful drive up the mountains and welcomes visitors to see and experience their traditional way of life ..

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Forty Springs

Believed by many to carry sacred healing properties, the Forty Springs located in are the natural wonder that ...

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Lake Chamo

Lake Chamo and its sister lake, Abaya, nestle in the Great Rift Valley and are ringed by savanna plains and ...

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Nechisar National Park

The 514-sq-km Nechisar National Park spans the narrow yet mountainous ‘Bridge of God’ (an inthmus between Lake..

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