Location: East of Addis Ababa
The Awash River flows along the boarder of Ethiopia’s Awash National Park, home to many species of birds and exotic African wildlife.
Level of Difficulty: Class III / Beginner
Only 17 miles of the Awash River are commercially rafted—trips last one day.
Scenery: Dry woodland, gazelles, ostrich
Flowing near the Awash National Park, Awash River rafting trips take rafters through dry grassland and acacia forests. This territory is home to many large animals—tan kudus with long curved horns, clever baboons and graceful gazelles. Hippos and crocs are common in the water and the skies are alive with hornbills and bee-eaters.
One day rafting trips are available on the Awash River.