Five days extension that allows you to visit the ancient Muslim city of Harar and its surroundings, with the colorful variety of its people. An essential impression for those interested in all shadows of the Ethiopian cultural diversity.
It is easy to combine it with the itineraries by land in the South and in the North and also Danakil and Awash.
Awash National Park: in the heart of the Rift Valley, the park offers the possibility to spot different mammals such as antelopes, kudu, in addition to the many crocodiles and birds.
Dire Dawa: The third biggest city of Ethiopia, pleasant and well organized; the visit of the old train station Djibouti-Addis Ababa and the chat market are the highlights.
Harar: Spiritual capital for the Ethiopian Muslim, Harar is one of the most intact and authentic city of Ethiopia: the medieval walls, the labyrinth of colorful and lively lanes, markets and the peculiar life rhythm make the visit of this city an intense and fascinating experience.
Babile: Not far from Harar, in this area there is one of the biggest and lively market of animals in Ethiopia. The visit at the close Valley of Marvels adds spectacular landscapes to this excursion.
1- Addis Ababa- Awash. Visit of the park. Lodge
2- Awash- Harar. Panoramic transfer. Market Hotel
3- Harar. City tour. Hotel
4- Harar – Babile- Harar. Visit of the market of animals and the Valley of Marvels. Hotel
5- Harar – Dire Dawa- Addis. Visit of the train station. Flight back to Addis Ababa.
Personalization and extensions:
– Keep discovering the Ethiopian Muslim world with the visit of the sanctuary of Sheick Husein.
– Visit the prehistoric caves of Lega Oda.
– Extension to Djibouti to visit the spectacular lakes in the Southern Danakil or relax on the Red Sea.
– Extension to Somaliland to visit the spectacular caves of Las Gaal and the lonely beaches of Berbera.