Regarded as the spiritual home of the Muslim community, Harar provides travellers a great contrast between the animist tribes of the South and the Christian highlands of the North.  Visit the walled city is and explore numerous mosques, colourful markets and the typical harari gey gar city houses.

 

Day 1     

Addis Ababa to Harar

In the morning drive from Addis Ababa to Harar (5-6 hours) the city regarded as spiritual home of the Muslim community. Overnight Hotel

 

Day 2     

Harar

Full Day Harar.  A local guide will take you through the colourful markets and narrow alleys to the city gates. Visit a harari gey gar (city house) and coffee factory. Overnight Hotel

 

Day 3     

Harar

Full Day Harar. Visit to mosques, museums and the courageous Hyena Man. Decide yourself if you would like to feed the hyenas. Overnight Hotel

 

Day 4    

Harar to Dire Dawa

Drive and hike through mysterious landscapes to Babile and the rock valley of Marvels for half-day visit. Continue to the 20th century city Dire Dawa the area of commercial and industrial significance. Overnight Hotel.

 

Day 5     

Dire Dawa

Full Day Dire Dawa. Visit the market and the city.

 

Day 6     

Dire Dawa to Awash National Park

Drive to Awash National Park  (Elephant sanctuary) (4-5 hours) and spend the night at Awash Falls Lodge or camping among baboons and monkeys.

 

Day 7     

Awash National Park back to Addis Ababa

Game drive through Awash National Park in the morning and stop at the hot springs of Filowaha. Return to Addis in the afternoon. Dinner on arrival in Addis

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