Arba Minch

Arba Minch

Arba Minch

Arba Minch town, located at 505 km South of Addis Ababa was founded in the early 1960s by then Fitawrari Aemeroselasie Abebe and the city succeeded Chencha as the provincial capital of Gamu-Gofa, Arba Minch received its name for the abundant local springs which produce a groundwater forest. Arba Minch. It is situated within the Great African Rift Valley System at an elevation of about 1285 meters above sea level. Arba Minch is warm year around with moderate climate during winter. Arba Minch town is easily accessible by plane. Ethiopian airlines flies three times a week from capital Addis Ababa and it takes only about 45 minutes flight. Arba Minch is also accessible by bus; 4WD.  On the eastern side of Sikela is the gate to Nechisar National Park  extends from  Lake Abaya to the north and Lake Chamo to the south.