I caught the bus at 5am to Arba Minch and was lucky to score a seat near the front as the 11 hour trip is very bumpy. In fact a couple of times people were jostled out of the back seats on to the floor when the driver when over a large bump.
We arrived around 6pm and I went to the Arba Minch Hotel in Shecha (50 Bir) for a tidy room with cold shower. I enjoyed machiato and beers every day in the Bekele Mola Hotel overlooling the lake.
I also went to the hill town of Dorza and Chencha. I was fortunate that it was market day in Chencha.
With four other people I did a tour of the Nechisar National Park where we saw Zebras, antelope, monkeys, baboons, kudo and dik diks during the drive through the park. We then took a boat to the crocodile market (400 Bir) where we saw huge crocodiles, and hippos. A full day.
The next morning I caught a bus to Awasa which was only a 6 hour bus ride. It was a good thing as I had a seat at the back of the bus and every bump resulted in a bruise.