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National Parks
Semien Mountains National Park
Bale Mountains National Park
Awash National Park
Abijata and Shall National Park
Mago National Park
Omo National Park
Nech Sar National Park
Gambella National Park
Yangudi Ras Sanctuary
Babille wildlife Sanctuary
ca-croc-mkt-arba-minch.jpg kudu5.jpg Awash National Park
Located at the southern tip of the Afar Region, this park is 225 kilometers east of Addis Ababa (and a few kilometers west of Awash), with its southern boundary along the Awash River, and covers at least 756 square kilometers of acacia woodland and grassland. The Addis Ababa - Dire Dawa highway passes through this park, separating the Illala Saha Plains to the south from the Kudu Valley to the north.

The Awash National Park was established in 1966, although the act authorizing its existence was not completely passed for another three years. Wildlife in this park includes the East African Oryx, Sommering’s Gazelle, Dik-dik, and the lesser and greater Kudus, as well as over 350 species of native birds. In the upper Kudu Valley at Filwoha is hot springs amid groves of palm trees.