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Flights to Awassa

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Awassa is located in the Great Rift Valley of Ethiopia, right on the shores of Lake Awassa. This large lake is a popular spot for spotting hippos, while the surrounding shores are home to a variety of birdlife. The city itself has a pleasant climate, with warm temperatures year-round. If you're looking for outdoor activities, there's plenty to do in Awassa. You can take a boat trip on the lake, go hiking in the nearby mountains, or visit one of the national parks in the area, such as Awassa National Park or Senkele Swayne's Hartebeest Sanctuary.

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Airports near Awassa

Planning a trip to Awassa? Enjoy flexibility with our selection of 4 airports, which offer different routes and options when travelling to Awassa.

Addis Ababa Bole International Airport

Located approximately 270 kilometres north of Awassa, Addis Ababa Bole International Airport is the main international airport in Ethiopia. It offers a wide range of domestic and international flights, making it a convenient option for travellers heading to Awassa. From Addis Ababa, you can either take a connecting flight or drive to Awassa.


Hawassa Airport

Situated in Awassa itself, Hawassa Airport is the closest regional airport to the city. It primarily serves domestic flights within Ethiopia, making it an ideal choice for travellers looking for a direct connection to Awassa.


Dire Dawa International Airport

Located approximately 400 kilometres northeast of Awassa, Dire Dawa International Airport is another option for travellers. It offers both domestic and international flights, but you would need to take a connecting flight or drive from there to reach Awassa.


Jimma Airport

Situated around 350 kilometres west of Awassa, Jimma Airport is a regional airport that primarily serves domestic flights. If you choose to fly to Jimma, you would need to arrange for a connecting flight or drive to Awassa.

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Things to do in Awassa

Awassa has an abundance of attractions to see - to make things easier, here's our top 3:

Lake Awassa

This large freshwater lake is the centre of attraction in Awassa. Visitors can enjoy boat rides on the lake to see hippos and other wildlife or relax on the shores. The lake is also a popular spot for fishing.

Tiya World Heritage Site

A UNESCO World Heritage Site located about an hour's drive from Awassa. Tiya is famous for its stelae, which are large, carved stones that are believed to have been used as grave markers. The site is a fascinating look into the history of the Ethiopian people.

Awassa Fish Market

This lively market is a great place to see the local way of life. Visitors can buy fresh fish from Lake Awassa, as well as other Ethiopian produce. The market is a great place to try some traditional Ethiopian food.

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