Awash National Park

Awash National Park is in Ethiopia. The Lower Valley of the Awash, a site where some of the earliest human remains have been found, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1980.

6 things to do

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Awash waterfalls

Waterfalls are more impressive during or just after the rainy season. Sometimes, olive baboons cross the river on the rocks at the top of the waterfalls and are visible from the lodge. Downstairs, you can walk along the Awash River, and you may see crocodiles sleeping on the rocks when the water flow is quiet (dry season). Seeing crocodiles may need the help of a ranger, because of their colour.

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Awash Falls Lodge

The only active lodge inside the park. Simple bungalows in a traditional style. A nice lodge to sleep in a natural landscape, with a view of the waterfalls. A room for driver is included.

Animal tour in the park

By car. Visible animals: oryx beisa, kudus, dik-diks, sulcata tortoises, Soemmerring's gazelles, olive baboons. Sometimes, there are Afar people and their camels.

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Viewpoint on the Awash River gorges

Viewpoint on the Awash River gorges and one of its tributaries.

Hot Springs

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Mount Fentale

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