Awash National Park is one of the National Parks of Ethiopia 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 Town, with its southern boundary along the Awash River, and it covers at least 756 square kilometers of acacia woodland and grassland. The Addis Ababa Dire Dawa highway passes through this park, separating the Lllala Saha Plains to the south and the Kudu Valley to the north, In the south of the park the Awash River gorge has amazing waterfalls, In the upper Kudu Valley at Filwoha hot springs amid groves of palm trees.
The Awash National Park was established in 1966, the Wildlife in this park include the East African Oryx, Soemmerring's Gazelle, Dik-dik, the lesser and greater Kudus, and Warthogs. Anubis baboonsand Hamadryas baboons are present, as well as over 350 species of native birds. Previously there were packs of the African Wild Dog, Lycaon pictus, but this species may now be locally extirpated.