Harar And Awash National Park Tour 5 days

 
  • Private tour
  • Solo friendly
  • Family friendly
  • Eco Aware

Harar’s heritage is almost entirely Muslim and oriental. Harar has probably always had a great more in common with the coastal culture of the Horn of Africa than with the Ethiopian highlands and it retains to this day a certain oriental atmosphere.


Day 1 Addis Ababa

Our representative will meet and greet you at arrivals and transfer you to the hotel. Transfer to the 4* Jupiter International Hotel with two superb locations in Addis Ababa’s Kazanchise area, you'll be within walking distance of the UNECA centre. The 142 rooms are spacious and comfortable with free broadband internet and multichannel satellite television. The hotel also has a steam room, fitness centre, massage, spa and sauna, a great way to relax and unwind after your long flight.

You're booked on to a half-day tour of the city to include: The National Archeological Museum of Addis Ababa and Merkato - the largest open-air market in Africa. Then drive to Mt. Entoto (3,200 meters) for a panoramic view of the capital.

We will drive approximately 15km and 30 minutes.

Accommodation: Jupiter International Hotel or Similar

Note: Visitors to Ethiopia require visas. The only exceptions are nationals from Djibouti and Kenya and travellers who arrive in Addis Ababa Bole International Airport to catch a connecting flight.

Day 2 Awash National Park

After breakfast, we drive from Addis to Awash National Park through the awe-inspiring crater lakes of Debrezeit. Your next stop will be at Lake Beseka. Then we will continue to Awash National Park.

Awash National Park, located in the Rift Valley, is enriched with many species of birds and mammals: African orange-bellied parrots, bustards, weavers, European Hoope somber rock-chat, yellow-throated serine, Red-fronted barbet, pygmy baits, Lesser striped swallow, House martin and Anubis Baboon, Colobus Monkey, Black-backed Jackal, Bat-eared Fox, Egyptian Mongoose, Warthog, Beisa Oryx, Soemmering’s Gazelle, Lesser Kudu, Salt’s Dik-dik, etc.

We will drive approximately 210km and 4 hours.

Game drive times vary.

Accommodation: Awash Falls Lodge or similar

Day 3 Harar

Drive from Awash to Harar across the Rift Valley floor and along the spine of the beautiful Ahmar Mountains to Harar.

This early 16th century eastern Ethiopian city was once an important trade centre and is famous for its ancient Arabic structures, great city walls, and the French poet Rimbaud's house. Harar is an Islamic centre with at least 99 mosques and is considered to be the fourth holiest Islamic city, after Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem.

Early in the evening visit the Hyena man feeding outside the walls of the city.

We will drive approximately 300km and 6hours.

Accommodation: Ras Hotel or similar

Day 4 Walled Town Of Harar

You will have an early breakfast and visit the walled city of Jegol, the house of Arthur Rimbaud (a French poet who lived in the 1880s in Harar), Emperor Haile Selassie home (where he was born & raised) and Harari Cultural Museum. You will start exploring the 16th century UNESCO registered wall city of Harar. Including the colourful local market, the famous museums and holy shrine. You will also enjoy the visit to the colourful market in Harar.

We will drive approximately 210km and 4 hours

Accommodation: Ras Hotel or Similar

Day 5 Return To Addis Ababa

After a relaxed breakfast, we will drive to Addis Ababa. You will arrive in Addis Ababa late afternoon where you will do some shopping for souvenirs. Finally, you will be taken to a farewell dinner depending on your scheduled flight. You will then be transferred to the Bole International Airport for return flight back home.

You will drive approximately 525 km

Accommodation: -

* Please check prices for full list of inclusions and exclusions


Inclusions and exclusions

  • Accommodation
  • Cold drinks
  • Guiding in selected language
  • Meals (full board)
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Transportation in 4X4 Land Cruiser
  • Park/ museum entrance fees
  • Taxes
  • Visas
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

Available in

English, French, German
(Amharic)


Available for

Infants, Children, Students, Adults, Seniors



Departure & Return

Start city: Addis Abba , Ethiopia

Pick up times available: 08:00

Pick up location: Bole International Airport

Ends at: Bole International Aiport

Nearest airport: Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD)



We are Eco Aware:

  • Education & exploration
    Education & exploration
    The product is educational rather than entertainment focused - it respects and gives insight into local traditions and/or environment
  • Interaction with locals or nature
    Interaction with locals or nature
    The major part of the tour is spent on interacting with local communities, their representative(s) (other than guides) or observing the nature or animals without disturbing their natural habitat and environment
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Local or indigenous tour guide(s)

Cancellation policy

0% cancellation fee - 7 days or more before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-6 days before the travel date
100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date

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from $1100 per person

* Minimum of 1 adults are required on this tour

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* Free cancellation until 7 days before departure


  • History
  • Nature
  • Harar
  • Merkato
  • Mount Entoto
  • Entoto Hill
  • Entoto Mountain
  • National Archeological Museum
  • Awash National Park
  • Debrezeit
  • Crater Lakes
  • Rift Valley
  • Jegol
  • Rimbaud House
  • Haile Selassie Home
  • Harari Cultural Museum