Program: Awash National Park and Harar
Transport: Air and Surface
Duration: 5 days and 4 nights
Day 01: Arrival at Bole International Airport. Reception by your guide and transfer to hotel for check-in. City tour of Addis Ababa after lunch transfer to the airport for afternoon flight to Dire Dawa, overnight in Dire Dawa
Day 02: in the morning drive out to Babile and the Valley of Marvels. The Valley of Marvels has wonderful landscapes famous for its balancing rock formations. Additionally, the town of Babile has a very large market on Saturdays and a camel market on Mondays and Thursdays. Afterwards, continue back to Harar for overnight in Harar. At night visit the Hyena Men who feed the hyenas every night just outside the walls of the city. You can even give a try at feeding the hyenas – with your mouth! Overnight in Harar
Day 03: Today is a full day dedicated to exploring the walled city of Harar. With its colourful markets, countless mosques and shrines and unique Harari people and houses you’ll have a full day wandering around the city of Harar. Overnight in Harar
Day 04: In the morning visit the last places of interest in Harar. In the afternoon we proceed driving to Awash for overnight in lodge at Awash national park.
Day 05:Early in the morning, go for a game drive in Awash National Park to visit the wonderful birdlife and wildlife such as Oryx , Greater and Lesser kudu, Warthogs, Gazelles and Columbus monkeys. The landscapes in the park are beautiful, looking over the Awash Gorge. The Awash Falls are also a nice spot to take a dip. After the visit proceed driving back to Addis Ababa. You can stop in Sodere on the way home to take a shower in the therapeutic hot springs waters. Evening Have a farewell dinner at one of the best traditional restaurants of Addis where you can taste the variety of Ethiopian meals, and see the folkloric dances of the Ethiopians. Then, be transferred to the airport for your departure. End Tour