Awash National Park is about midway between Addis Abeba and the edge of the Danakil Depression. That is why most tour operators stop here and so add an attraction to their Danakil itinerary. To be honest, there is not much to see: a few monkeys, crocodiles and if you are lucky one long horned animal.
We had a long lunch in the airy restaurant overlooking the picturesque waterfall. This definitely was a welcome change after six days of desert and dust. We did not stay overnight in what looked like simple huts, although evenings are most likely really pleasant. Picture yourself sipping a cold drink listening to sounds of the savannah!