Harar via Awash National Park Tour 5 days

  • Private tour
  • Solo friendly
  • Family friendly
  • Book now pay later*

Harar city was the best Islamic scholarship center before the 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 a mandatory scout in the park and trek to Awash grassland to 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 biodiversity.

Overnight: Harar – hotel

Day 3 Harar

Drive around the walls of Harar and enter the city using one of the five gates, admire the rectangular houses of the 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 visit the beer factory drive to Dire Dawa city - the second biggest commercial hub next to Addis on the way visit the coffee farms and chat farms. In Dire Dawa visit the market, the museum, the animal zoo, tombs of French heroes who made the first railway station that linked Addis Ababa to 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

What's included

* Please check prices for full list of inclusions and exclusions


  • 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


  • Snacks
  • Cold drinks
  • Tribal village entry fees
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel & personal accident insurance
  • Tips & personal expenses such as telephone calls etc
  • Photographing fees
  • International flights and taxes
  • Internal (domestic) flights (other than included in the itinerary)
  • Visas


Available in

(Other languages possible on request)

Available for

Children, Students, Adults, Seniors

Departure & Return

Start city: Addis Ababa , Ethiopia

Cancellation policy

0% cancellation fee - 11 days or more before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-10 days before the travel date
100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date

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Overall rating:

Peter J

6 August 2019

An intensive four days, but well worth the trip. having completed a group tour of northern Ethiopia, this trip showed a completely differentt side of the country. Afera the driver could not be more helpful and informative and was able to tailor accommodation and itinerary en route to suit my needs. The guide in Harar Biniyan was also excellent, and seemed to know everyone and everything in Harar. I would recommend this trip for its content as well as being excellent value
Rose S

6 August 2019

My partner and I took this tour for 5 days from Addis. We booked the high quality tour without meals included. We were accompanied by Afera, our driver, for the whole time. He was fantastic - he spoke great English, gave us lots of good facts along the way and made sure we always had nice spots for dinner and to stay, ensuring we always had the best views etc. Awash national park is very beautiful and we saw waterfalls and hot springs as well as lots of amazing animals. Then in Harar, we had a tour of the city with a very good local guide who showed us lots of historical and cultural sites as well as helping us with when negotiating for buying things. We also went and fed the hyenas in Harar which was pretty amazing. Only down sides were lots of mosquitos in Awash so take repellent. All in all, a great trip - thanks a lot.

from $543 per person