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Awash Falls Lodge

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The Awash Falls Lodge is an eco-friendly rustic style Lodge, located in the heart of Awash National Park, 205 km East of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa.

The rooms (they call them Tukuls) are built from traditional materials and in a traditional Ethiopian design. A few of them are situated at the edge of the cliff with a great view of Awash Gorge with verandas to sit out on and enjoy the sounds of the water.

With its unique location, you can have your meals in the restaurant with views of the waterfall and river valley. The restaurant offers the tastes of National and International foods. There is also a fully licensed bar. A lovely evening meal can be followed by a traditional coffee ceremony ran by the lodge.

Facilities

Rustic style minimalistic rooms, mosquito nets, a bar, lounge and restaurant, tours, and a conference room.

Local Wildlife

Awash Falls Lodge is an excellent location to take a day tour to see the wildlife which includes seeing Biesa Oryx, Black Backed Jackals, Grants Gazelles, Kudus, crocodiles, and a number of lowland bird species. More than 860 species of birds (9.5% of the world's and 39% of Africa's bird species) both residents and migrants were recorded from lowlands, highlands including afro alpine environments and wetlands of Ethiopia. The country's birds are grouped in 24 Orders and 87 Families.

Optional Activities

Bird watching tours, Cultural shows and dances can be arranged, Games drives, Trekking, Camel rides, a trip to the hot spring or the Hyena cave, boat riding, and village visiting.

Ian Loyd

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding our Ethiopia tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965