Awash Falls Lodge
East Shewa, Ethiopia
Finding peace in nature in central EthiopiaTo be at Awash Falls Lodge is to truly go "off the grid." There is no internet, and in our case, no power (there was a terrible storm one night that knocked down a power line). The only sound for miles is the roaring Awash Falls -- which is quite the spectacular sight if you can dodge the many crocodiles lining it's muddy banks. Wildlife is not abundant in this part of Ethiopia as it is in some parts of Africa, but for avid birders it is considered a mecca. You will see sufficient wildlife -- from oryx to warthogs to camels and tortoises. Every night you sit around a fire, indulging in delicious Ethiopian food, followed by a traditional coffee ceremony. You go to sleep early, and rise early, and for the several days that you stay there, you will truly find yourself at peace in nature.