Awasa, also called Hawassa, is a city in the Great Rift Valley of central Ethiopia. It lies at the eastern edge of large Lake Awasa, with its resident hippos. Water birds gather around a popular fish market along the lake’s shore. Nearby, the waterside Amora Gedel National Park is inhabited by monkeys. To the northwest, Senkele Swayne’s Hartebeest Sanctuary is home to these endangered African antelopes.
Elevation: 1,708 m
Area: 50 km²
Weather: 17°C, Wind E at 0 km/h, 49% Humidity
Local time: Tuesday 9:52 PM