Ethiopian Countryside

Travel to Awash National Park – Volcanic Formations and Plentiful Flora and Fauna

Thanks to its spectacular scenic attractions, its developed wildlife and birdlife, extraordinary volcanic formations, and splendid mineral hot-springs, Awash National Park is a natural treasure that is really worth a visit.

Awash National Park is the oldest and most developed wildlife reserve in Ethiopia, located at the southern tip of the Afar Region. The park was established in 1996 covering an area of at least 756 square kilometres of acacia woodland and grassland.

There is plentiful flora and fauna to see here and wildlife that you may spot includes oryx, aardvark, monkeys, leopards, hippos, cheetahs, lions and kudu as well as 450 different species of birds. There is also a wealth of natural attractions here such as the 1,800m Fantalle Volcano, mineral hot springs, volcanic formations and waterfalls. Also near the campsite there is a small museum that is worth a visit.

Join a tour to get the best out of a trip here, an experienced guide will be able to tell you all about the spectacular flora and fauna in this magnificent landscape. Then in the evening you can camp, an ideal way to get close to nature in this beautiful park.

Get around is best by four wheel drive with a hired guide.

  • Spot beautiful wildlife such as lions, leopards and hippos.
  • Camp in the park for the ultimate wilderness adventure.
  • Join a guided tour to learn all about the park’s flora and fauna.


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