Game drive

Awash NP is home to more than 80 species of mammals, 45% of these are Ethiopia’s distinctive Semi-arid species. The Park was once, and probably still is, a major habitat for one of the largest populations of the Beisa Oryx in Africa.

The Ilala Sala Plain in the southern part of the Park, where a game drive is a must, the plains are best viewed in the sun rise and sunset to see herds of Beisa oryx and Soemmerring’s gazelle. Lesser kudu, Anubis baboon, Salt's dik-dik, Common warthogs, Bat-eared foxes and jackals and Abyssinian hare are frequently encountered. There is also an opportunity to see open grass land birds like the Kori bustard (the heaviest flying bird in the world), Abyssinian ground horn bill, Secretary bird (hunting snakes in the savanna grass land) and different species of bustards. The wonderful Awash Gorge (about 150 m deep) from the view of the old Kereyu Lodge is really breathtaking experience.

Eighty km from the Park to the Afar side it is possible to visit the Alledeghi Wildlife Reserve and see herds of Grevy’s zebras, oryx and gazelles. A breathtaking view of the Awash Gorge is part of this drive, or one just relaxes at Kereyu Lodge and enjoys the fantastic view of the deep Awash Gorge.

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News & Events

 Doho Lodge and Hot Springs is actively serving local and international tourists.

This new Lodge is a sister company of the Awash Falls Lodge. This new site has already been opened for visitors. The site is located at the northern edge of Awash National Park along the expanse of the Awash Hot Springs, 48 km from Awash Falls Lodge. The area accommodates immense attractions.

The Awash Hot Springs:  Located at the northern border of the Park (41 km from Awash Falls Lodge) at the base of the Fentale cliffs are the fascinating Fil wuha Hot Springs. It is one of the wonders of the area and affords the visitor the opportunity to swim in about 40 - 50oC water. Aside from the hot springs and their picturesque pools, Doum Palms surround the hot springs and attract a wide range of aquatic birds and fish-eating Nile crocodiles. At dawn and dusk it is also possible to observe Defassa waterbuck in the hot spring marsh. While driving through the thick acacia bush to get to the hot springs one can also see a number of large mammal species including Lesser kudu, Salt's dik-dik, warthogs, and bird species such as Helmeted guinea fowl. The area is also home to the Hamadryas baboon. These special animals are regularly seen by visitors’ area as they regularly forage here during daylight hours, returning to the cliffs at night, where they are protected from predators. 

Suttle Bus AFLWe are very pleased to announce you that the Awash Falls Lodge has started a shuttle bus service from Addis Ababa Bolie International Airport to Awash National Park.

It is now a good option for a group of tourists that can rent for enjoyable and comfortable trip to Awash National Park. We serve you with reasonable price.

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