Village Visiting


Usually pastoral groups are migrating into the Fentale highlands for grazing or in small pockets like Alideke located in the Awash National Park. Groups based in Kabana kebele migrate to Argobba area or even farther out. During the wet season, pastoralists take advantage of the Alta hillside, a place with good drainage in the Fentale mountains, for grazing in the west in order to minimize the risk of bovine pneumonia in weak animals. For the dry season, the usual pattern of movement is to drive livestock to the kalou around Doho, Sabure, Boulaita and Kabana kebele. If it is dry, they usually go back to the hillside.
Only few migrations outside the woreda have been reported recently, as pastoralists are limited in their movements by the ongoing conflicts.



“The Kereyu, who have been the indigenous inhabitants of the Metehara Plain and Mount Fentale area are Oromo-speaking transhumant pastoralists. Apart from livestock herding, the Kereyu who inhabit certain home neighborhoods, have also started practicing both rain-fed and irrigated agriculture. This is a recent but growing tendency, which emerged in
the early 1980s and has continued to develop since. It began mainly as a response to the expropriation of their pastoral land and the subsequent weakening of their pastoral means of livelihood” (Ayalew Gebre, 2001, p. 83).


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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