Alledighe National Park

Alledighe Wildlife Reserve (AWR) is an outstanding open grassland area that has a breathtaking landscape, wonderful weather, and perfectly unique wildlife. The AWR is found in the Great Rift Valley of Ethiopia. It consists of the largest expanse of Grassland plains with the highest mountain pick that measures 2506 masl situated on the eastern edge of the Great Rift Valley.

Wildlife:  Basi Oryx, Grant gazelle, Gerenuk, Soemmering gazelle, Gravy Zebra, Lion, Leopard, Black-Backed Jackal and

Birds: Ostrich, Kori bustard, Arabian bustard, Black-headed Lapwing, Little Egret,   

Why visit this park?  Known for magnificent endless plains decorated with acacia trees and hot springs, The AWR is made up of lowland areas of the Great Rift Valley. Mount Asebot is the dense forest mountain where the oldest Asebot Monastery is situated. It has historic and spiritual endowments. 


Park Discription

The Allideghi Wildlife Reserve was established in the 1960s. It was created to serve as a wildlife refuge between Awash National Park and Awash West Wildlife Reserve and to conserve and propagate wildlife. The reserve was chosen to serve as a corridor between the park and the surrounding plains, thereby protecting Awash National Park's wildlife population through migration. It also serves as a charismatic wildlife area as well as a reliable rangeland for livestock.  

  1. Park areas are open from 6: 00 am – to 6:00 pm.
  2. Overnight stay is prohibited in any park area except in campsites.
  3. Fires are permitted only in existing fireplace grills using charcoal. No fire shall be left unattended, and any fire must be completely extinguished before leaving the area.
  4. Motorized vehicles must always remain on designated roadways and parking areas.
  5. All trash, litter, or refuse is to be placed in the provided trash receptacles. No dumping allowed.
  6. Hazardous Activities – It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in any activity on any park lands that constitutes a hazard to the safety of self or other persons.
  7. The use of any fireworks and/or weapons is strictly prohibited.
  8. It is unlawful to remove, damage, destroy, deface, or otherwise vandalize any park property, structure, sign, or vegetation.
  9. It is unlawful to hunt, trap, harass, or harm any wild animal, bird, or plant life.

06:00 am – 06:00 pm

The AWR is characterized by a semi-arid ecosystem with annual rainfall between 400 and 700 mm. The rainfall pattern is bimodal with two distinct seasons. The short rainy season occurs during March and April, while the long rainy season occurs during July and September.  The annual rainfall ranges from 400 to 700 mm. The mean seasonal temperature ranges from 25˚C to 30˚C. The coolest temperatures prevail from October to January while the warmest temperature prevails during May and June. The maximum and minimum temperature ranges from 40˚C in June to 15.5˚C in January.

Game driving, bird watching, nature walking, camping and others.

Camp sites and the spectacular Doho Lodge and Hotel in Awash 7 town.