After breakfast, we set off driving on the southeast road for the Rift Valley Park, and the Afar Region. We pass Lake Beseka (which has grown over the last decade, causing the Djibouti – Addis Ababa railway line to be raised on several occasions), and enter the Awash National Park for a game view. The dramatic Awash Falls, as the river tumbles into its gorge, is the sight not to be missed in the national park. The awash national park, surrounding the dormant volcano of Fentale, is a reserve of arid and semi-arid woodland and savannah, with riverain forests along the Awash River. Forty-six species of animals have been identified here, including Beisa Oryx and Swayne’s hartebeest. The birdlife is prolific especially along the river and in the nearby Lake Beseka and there are fine endemics amongst the 392 species recorded birds. A special attraction is the beautiful clear pools of the ‘Filwoha’ hot springs. Pass an overnight either in the Park or in Awash Sebat.