Harar via Awash National Park Tour 5 days

Harar city was the best Islamic scholarship center before 15 century. Its walls & five gates made to protect them from external force still exist. A man feeding wild hyenas and Harar's beer factory all are to be seen in a couple of days after a visit to Awash National Park known for birds and wildlife. These are the main highlights of this East Ethiopia tour.

Day 1 Awash NP

After breakfast drive to Awash National Park, take mandatory scout in the park and trek to Awash grassland visit wild animals & bird life.

Overnight: Awash NP – camping

Day 2 Awash - Harar

Drive to the Awash River Valley and swim in the hot spring early morning, leave Awash for Harar attending the Arba Gugu Terara mountain chain on the way after the park's bio diversity.

Overnight: Harar – hotel

Day 3 Harar

Drive around the walls of Harar and enter to the city using one of the five gates, admire the rectangular houses of Harari ethnic group everything made from stones. Visit the house of the 15th century French poet Arthur Rimbaud. At night drive to the place where you can feed hyena or attend people feeding the wild animal in the forest.

Overnight: Harar – hotel

Day 4 Harar - Dire Dawa

Leave Harar visiting the beer factory drive to Dire Dawa city - the second bigest commercial hub next to Addis on the way visit the coffee farms and chat farms. In Dire Dawa visit the market, the museum, animal zoo, tombs of French heros who made the first railway station than linking Addis Ababa – Djibouti.

Overnight: Dire Dawa – hotel

Day 5 Dire dawa - Addis Ababa

Drive to Addis Ababa, end the visit in Ethiopia attending Ethiopian traditional music & food and drink at Yod Abyssinia traditional restaurant close to the airport in Addis Ababa.

Overnight: Addis Ababa – hotel

* Please check prices for full list of inclusions and exclusions

What's included

  • Arrival and departure airport/ hotel transfers (depending on the time of your arrival/departure the price may increase)
  • Transportation according to the chosen level
  • Petrol
  • English speaking driver/ guide
  • Park/ museum entrance fees
  • Accommodation

Optional inclusions

  • Meals

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Please provide the number of participants, select the desired standard and tour starting date.

* Minimum of 1 adults are required on this tour


From $543 Check prices

Country: Ethiopia

Duration: 5 days

Available for: Students,Adults,Seniors

Guide speaks: English
* Other languages possible on request

  • Harar
  • Awash
  • Coffee
  • Dire Dawa

Our clients say:

Tedi was a more than a guide, more like a very knowledgeable host. He took into account our food preferences and added a lot about Addis itself and did not rush us and certainly knew his way around. We also appreciate our contact from the company Meklit Dedebe who was very flexible taking into account two flight delays that must have caused some inconvenience for her. She was also an excellent host in inducting us in local eating customs at the beautiful Dessalech Kitfo & Cultural Music Hall. Thank you so much for a full experience of Addis.
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