Arba Minch

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Top Descriptions

Arba Minch is a great example of how different groups of tourists can see the same place in two very different ways. While some travellers might speak highly of the town and its surroundings, especially those staying exclusively at the , the childless backpacker crowd might find Arba Minch to be tougher work than expected, and not so rewarding either. If you’re the type who eats somewhere different every night and who walks the streets just to explore and soak up the ambience, you might find Arba Minch rather lacking (you might also find yourself being harassed by all manner of young beggars and dishevelled hawkers!). The might just be one of the main reasons you’ve come this far south, and if you’re not on a prearranged tour you can be certain to find yourself dealing with the – who are pretty much the only outfit in town. If you do have the option to safari elsewhere in East Africa, you might want to save your coin and focus on a visit to the interesting instead. You could even get some perspective on the town by trying out the ; the hassle-free views of lakes Abaya and Chamo from up there almost make the journey this far south worthwhile.
 
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Top Tips

Arba Minch is split into the two towns of Sikela and Shecha. Minibuses run the 4km between the two for about ETB5.
While Shecha has a higher concentration of tourist amenities, Sikela is cheaper and is where you’ll find the (as well as other town amenities) and the entrance to .
Don’t expect access to too many facilities or amenities in Arba Minch. It feels more like a rural town here than a city.
 
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The Town

What should we know?

Name in local script:አርባ ምንጭ
Also known as:Ganto Garo, Forty Springs
 
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Port(s):N/A
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Terminal(s):N/A
 
Environment type:forest, lake, mountain, scrub
Location type:town, rural
 
Religion type:Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity

What can we see or do there?

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Animals:olive baboons
Birds:marabou storks

How much will it cost us?

Currency:Ethiopian Birr (ETB)
Average daily budget:ETB860

When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:5 nights
High season:September to January
Low season:July, August

How can we get in contact?

Language(s):Amharic, Dorze, English
Timezone:UTC+03:00
Country calling code:251

How can we get there?

Coordinates:6.02794, 37.56304
Geographical feature:Lake Abaya, Lake Chamo, Nech Sar National Park

What are the numbers and averages?

Number of attractions visited:5
 
Travel time to attractions:1 hour
Travel time to next location:6 hours
 
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Altitude:1,285m

Local Availability

ItemSizeCost
Beer (multinational)500ml
Beer (national)500mlETB12
Fizzy drink1 litreETB35
Fruit juice1 litreETB60
Gin (multinational)1 litreETB750
Gin (national)1 litre
Milk1 litre
Oil1 litreETB70
Rum (multinational)1 litreETB630
Rum (national)1 litre
Vodka (multinational)1 litreETB450
Vodka (national)1 litre
Water1 litreETB8
Whisky (multinational)1 litreETB690
Whisky (national)1 litre
Wine1 bottleETB170
ItemSizeCost
Almonds100g
Apples1kg
Bananas1kgETB20
Bell pepper1kg
Bread1 loafETB0
Carrots1kgETB0
Chillies1kgETB0
Chocolate (multinational)1 barETB25
Chocolate (national)1 barETB10
Coconut milk1 can
Cucumber1kg
Eggs1 dozenETB0
Garlic1kgETB0
Ginger1kg
Honey1 jarETB38
Ice cream1 unit
Jam1 jarETB55
Onions1kgETB30
Oranges1kgETB20
Pasta1kgETB70
Peanut butter1 jarETB30
Peanuts100g
Potatoes1kgETB0
Raisins100g
Rice1kgETB55
Sandwich1 unit
Tomatoes1kgETB30
ItemSizeCost
Antifungal shampoo1 bottleETB100
Conditioner1 bottleETB30
Condoms1 packETB3
Deodorant1 canETB60
Floss1 pack
Hand sanitizer1 bottle
Laundry soap1 barETB10
Razors1 pack
Sanitary towels1 packETB22
Shampoo1 bottleETB55
Soap1 barETB12
Tampons1 box
Toilet roll1 unitETB11
Toothpaste1 tubeETB0
Washing powder1 boxETB10
ItemSizeCost
Antiseptic cream1 tube
Bandages1 packETB6
Chapstick1 unitETB25
Contact lens solution1 bottle
Headache tablets1 packETB3
Ibuprofen1 packETB5
Mosquito repellent1 bottle
Nail clippers1 set
Plasters1 packETB10
Sun cream1 bottle
Sunglasses1 pairETB0
ItemSizeCost
Batteries4-pack
Chilli powder100g
Cigarettes (multinational)20-pack
Cigarettes (national)20-packETB0
Coriander100g
Cumin100g
Fuel1 litreETB14.50
Internet1 hourETB15
Lighter1 unitETB0
Matches1 packETB0
Paprika100g
Travel multiadapter1 unit
Travel plug1 unit
Turmeric100g
Stock1 pack

Local Cuisine

DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
Beyaynetu (fasting food)ETB70
Breakfast (continental)ETB59
Breakfast (cooked)ETB149
BurgerETB65
Cake (slice)ETB26
CarbonaraETB82
CerealETB63
Crème CaramelETB43
Curry (generic – meat)ETB105
Cutlet (beef/chicken)ETB110
Cutlet (fish)ETB90
Doro watETB45
Eggs (how you like)ETB51
French friesETB51
Fried (chicken)ETB98
Fruit saladETB31
FullETB30
Goulash (beef)ETB80
Grilled (fish)ETB87
DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
Ice cream (scoop)ETB40
Ice cream (sundae)ETB30
Injera firfirETB48
Key watETB60
KitfoETB98
LasagnaETB105
Mixed grillETB98
Pancake (simple)ETB43
Pasta (meat)ETB64
Pasta (vegetable)ETB53
Pizza (loaded)ETB98
Pizza (simple)ETB98
PorridgeETB45
Quanta firfirETB70
DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
Rice (meat)ETB59
Rice (vegetable)ETB52
Roasted (chicken)ETB102
SaladETB55
Salad (meat)ETB68
SandwichETB56
ShiroETB48
Shiro bozenaETB68
Shiro tegaminoETB53
Skewers (meat)ETB70
Soup (meat)ETB56
Soup (vegetarian)ETB50
Spring rollETB48
SteakETB97
Stir fry (meat)ETB116
Stroganoff (meat)ETB140
TibsETB79
TiramisuETB40
Whole (fish)ETB128
BeverageAverage CostRestaurant Availability
Beer (national)ETB18
CappuccinoETB10
CoffeeETB9
Cognac (shot)ETB60
Fruit juice (fresh)ETB15
Gin (shot)ETB42
MilkETB10
MilkshakeETB18
Ouzo (shot)ETB15
Red BullETB60
Soft drinkETB12
TeaETB8
Tequila (shot)ETB42
Vodka (bottle)ETB600
Vodka (shot)ETB36
Water (2L)ETB21
Whisky (bottle)ETB1,300
Whisky (shot)ETB39
Wine (bottle)ETB130
Wine (glass)ETB45

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