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

Available in

(Other languages possible on request)

Available for

Students, Adults, Seniors

Departure & Return

Start city: Addis Ababa

Additional Info

Country: Ethiopia

Duration: 5 days

from $543

* Minimum of 1 adults are required on this tour


  • Harar
  • Awash
  • Coffee
  • Dire Dawa

Our clients say:

Our tour was really a great experience. We tried multiple local fresh dishes. Visiting the buchers district was definitely something I won’t easily forget but despite initial worry, the freshly prepared dish there was equally amazing. Emmanuel invited us to his house where his family prepared a meal and coffee from scratch - we left with plenty of great memories and full bellies! Definitely recommend.
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