About Ethiopia

People: You will find more than 80 ethnic groups and different tribes in the country.

Festivals: There are colorful Christian and Islamic festivals.,especially in Northern Ethiopia for Christians and East Ethiopia for Muslim.

Alphabet: The Ethiopian alphabet is known as the Fidel. The Semitic languages of Ethiopia are related to both Hebrew and Arabic. The Ethiopian languages of this family are derived from Ge'ez, the language of the ancient Axumite Kingdom, which was also the language of the country's literature prior to the mid-nineteenth century, as well as part of most present-day church services.

Calendar/Time: Ethiopia has its own calendar. Ethiopia follows the Julian calendar instead of the Gregorian one used by Europe and the Americas. The New Year is September 11 (Meskerem 1), and end of year is September 10 [or Pagume 5 (6 in leap year)]. All of the 12 months have equal days of 30 and the 13th month of Pagume, hence known as the country of 13 months of sunshine. Ethiopia is 3 hours ahead of Greenwich Meridian Time. Time remains constant throughout the year. The Ethiopian day is calculated in a manner similar to that in many equatorial countries, where day and night are always the same length: counting starts at Western 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Western 7:00 a.m. is therefore one o'clock, noon is six, 6:00 p.m. is twelve o'clock, and so on.

Language: Ethiopia is a multiethnic state with a variety of languages, of which there are over 83 with 200 dialects. The main three languages are Amharic, Oromifa and Tigrigna.

News & Events

 Doho Lodge and Hot Springs is actively serving local and international tourists.

This new Lodge is a sister company of the Awash Falls Lodge. This new site has already been opened for visitors. The site is located at the northern edge of Awash National Park along the expanse of the Awash Hot Springs, 48 km from Awash Falls Lodge. The area accommodates immense attractions.

The Awash Hot Springs:  Located at the northern border of the Park (41 km from Awash Falls Lodge) at the base of the Fentale cliffs are the fascinating Fil wuha Hot Springs. It is one of the wonders of the area and affords the visitor the opportunity to swim in about 40 - 50oC water. Aside from the hot springs and their picturesque pools, Doum Palms surround the hot springs and attract a wide range of aquatic birds and fish-eating Nile crocodiles. At dawn and dusk it is also possible to observe Defassa waterbuck in the hot spring marsh. While driving through the thick acacia bush to get to the hot springs one can also see a number of large mammal species including Lesser kudu, Salt's dik-dik, warthogs, and bird species such as Helmeted guinea fowl. The area is also home to the Hamadryas baboon. These special animals are regularly seen by visitors’ area as they regularly forage here during daylight hours, returning to the cliffs at night, where they are protected from predators. 

Suttle Bus AFLWe are very pleased to announce you that the Awash Falls Lodge has started a shuttle bus service from Addis Ababa Bolie International Airport to Awash National Park.

It is now a good option for a group of tourists that can rent for enjoyable and comfortable trip to Awash National Park. We serve you with reasonable price.

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