Private wildlife, nature, and cultural tour to Awash National Park, and Rift Valley of Ethiopia
This two days private tour from Addis Ababa takes you to the Awash National Park to explore the wildlife resource of the Awash NP mainly to see Beisa Oryx, Warthogs, Crocodiles, Kudus, Gazelles, Baboons and a number of lowland bird species.
This guided tour is by drive with a comfortable private Toyota minivan of 2014/2015 Model equipped with air conditioning and seat belts.
In addition to the game drive in the Awash National Park, visitors will: -
- Stop at one of the five crater (volcanic) lakes of Bishoftu
- Visit at a local family house to experience the locals life
- Attend a typical Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony
- Enjoy visiting the Awash River Falls
- Enjoy the spectacular view of the Awash River Valley
- Learn how to make Enjera (the Ethiopian national bread)
The tour can be customized to meet visitors' interests and expectations best.
NOTE - Please, contact me if you want me to book your room at the Awash Falls Lodge.
Contact me soon and let us plan your best experience together!
Day 1 - Drive 225 km east of Addis Ababa to the Awash National Park with a stop at two of the crater lakes of Bishoftu and visiting the villages of the Oromo people. Late in the afternoon, enjoy the beautiful falls of the Awash River. O/N - Awash Falls Lodge or Genet Hotel
Note: - Awash Falls Lodge is the only accommodation facility in the park. Genet Hotel is found in the town of Awash which is 14 km away from the HQ of the park.
Day 2 - In the morning, have a game drive in park to visit Biesa Oryx, Lesser Kudu, Gazelles, Warthogs, and various low land birds. If you are lucky, you may spot crocodiles in the Awash River, and Black backed jackals. Then, head back to Addis with a lunch stop at the city of Nazareth.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will pick you up from where you are Addis Ababa - the airport, any hotel or any other location. If we are to meet at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, the exact meeting point is after you get out of the terminal (building), to your left you'll see a long walking steps between two big trees. I'll be waiting you there with a sign of your name.
See you there!
End location: The End location would be your hotel in Addis, Addis Ababa Bole International Airport or any place in Addis.
Duration: 2 days
We use a private Totoya Minibus of 2014/2015 Model equipped with air conditioning and seat belts.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1000 Birr - About 1,000 Birr PER PERSON would be needed for entrance fees, meals, etc
The only accommodation in the park is Awash Falls Lodge whose price seasonally changes from 50 to 100 US Dollars for Single room, and from 70 to 140 US Dollars for Double/Twin room per night
P.S - Prices may change anytime