Found at the southern tip of the Afar Region, this park is 225 kilometers east of Addis Ababa, with its southern boundary along the Awash River, and covers at least 756 square kilometers of acacia woodland and grassland. In the south of the park the Awash River gorge has amazing waterfalls. In the upper Kudu Valley at Filwoha are hot springs amid groves of palm trees.
The Awash National Park was established in 1966.
Wildlife in this park include the East African Oryx, Soemmerring’s Gazelle, Dik-dik, the lesser and greater Kudus, and Warthogs. Anubis baboons and Hamadryas baboons are present, as well as over 350 species of native birds.
A tour to the Awash National Park, with overnight stay at the Doho Lodge, takes 2 days. Also possible to arrange an excursion to a village of the afar people and the Aledeghi Wildlife Reserve.
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