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About Arba Minch

Arba Minch is a city in Ethiopia, ideal for outdoor fans. Arba Minch budget travel gives a wide range attractions to enjoy. Arba Minch backpacking tours offer the best of Ethiopia.

Arba Minch Budget Travel

Below is a list of Arba Minch's top activities, click on the link to view all details and tours.

Arba Minch Fishing, Arba Minch Hot Springs

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Major Arba Minch airports include the following:
•Bole International Addis Ababa Airport


Arba Minch birdlife habitats include the nearby River Kulfo, which is home to kingfisher, as well as the fish eagle. Other birds found in the area of the Nechisar include the red-billed and grey hornbill and the Abyssinian hornbill.


Arba Minch conservation plays an important role, with beautiful diversified conservation areas including Mago and Omo National Parks as well as the Arba-Minch Natural forest to be found.


Arba Minch malaria medication includes the following:
•Mefloquine (Lariam)
•Atovaquone/proguanil (Malarone)


Arba Minch plant life includes Afro-alpine as well as riverine vegetation, with grasslands, woodlands and wetlands to be found alongside trees, crops and flowering plants.

Safety Tips

•Areas near Somalia, such as the Fik, Degehabur, Gode, Korahe and Warder should be avoided
•Areas near the Eritrea border should also be avoided
•Roads and towns within 50 km of the borders with Sudan and Kenya are also unsafe
•Avoid street demonstrations or large crowds which may turn violent
•Indiscriminate terrorist attacks can occur, so be vigilant at all times

Travel Books

Arba Minch recommended travel books include the following:
•Bradt Travel Guide: Ethiopia by Philip Briggs
•Ethiopia and Eritrea Lonely Planet Country Guide by Matt Phillips and Jean-Bernard Carillet
•Ethiopia, the Unknown Land: A Cultural and Historical Guide by Stuart Munro-Hay
•The Chains of Heaven: An Ethiopian Romance by Philip Marsden


Arba Minch wildlife is surprisingly diverse, with a number of species such as monkeys, baboons and bush pigs to be found as well as Swayne's hartebeest, black-backed jackal, African hunting dog, kudu, Guentehr's dik-dik, Burchell's zebra and Grant's gazelle.


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