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Ethiopia Eastern Highlights 

  • Off the beaten track
In this tour you will explore Harar, located in Eastern Ethiopia, it’s considered as Islam’s fourth holiest city after Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem. Since 2006, it has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The French poet Arthur Rimbaud lived here from December 1880 to March 1891. Awash National park of Ethiopia situated 225 kilo meters far from the Capital Addis Abeba. I...

In this tour you will explore Harar, located in Eastern Ethiopia, it’s considered as Islam’s fourth holiest city after Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem. Since 2006, it has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The French poet Arthur Rimbaud lived here from December 1880 to March 1891. Awash National park of Ethiopia situated 225 kilo meters far from the Capital Addis Abeba. In the park you will see wild animals such as Oryx, Soemmerring's gazelle, wild pig, dik-dik, baboons, both Anubis and hamadryas, kudus, lesser and greater. You will also cross the territory of Afar peoples. 

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Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: City tour in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa is the third highest capital of the world on an altitude of 2300-2500 m with a pleasant climate and a background of green with eucalyptus trees covered mountains. The city is founded in 1886 by Emperor Menelik II and Queen Taitu. Visit Entoto mountains, with very nice view over the capital, the National Ethnographic museum, Saint George church and the Merkato, biggest open air market in Africa. Tonight we will sleep in the hotel. 

Visited:
Addis Ababa
Accommodation
Night at Saro Marina (Addis Ababa)

Day 2: Drive to Awash

In the Awash National Park you will see the elegant Beisa Oryx grazing on the savanna plains. Also Soemmering’s gazelle, Dikdiks, greater and lesser Kudu and Waterbuck can be observed. The park is well known for its 460 bird species from which 6 are endemic. The night will be spent in a Lodge. 

Visited:
Āwash Bihērawī Kilil
Accommodation
Awash Falls Lodge (Awassa)

Day 3: Drive to Harar

Harar is an 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 Hayena man. Overnight stay in a guest house. 

Visited:
Harar

Day 4: City tour in Harar and drive to Dire Dawa

Inside the wall city visit the museum of the Harari National Cultural Centre which is designed like a typical Adare houses. Other interesting places are the 17th century Jami mosque, Rimbaud house, birth place of Emperor Haile Selassie RasTafari house. Late in afternoon drive to Dire Dawa. Dire Dawa is the mosaic of culture, the museum of people. Enjoy the nightlife. Tonight, you will sleep in an African village. 

Visited:
Harar

Day 5: Drive around DebreZiet

DebreZeit is surrounded by six crater lakes, two of which – Bishoftu and Hora lie within the town centre. At the shores of Lake Horais a small cafeteria and a walking trail. Overnight stay in kiroftu. 

Visited:
Addis Ababa Kiroftu

Day 6: Drive back to Addis Ababa

Last day in Addis Ababa make shopping and visit the missing from Day 2. And late in the evening check-in for flight back home. 

Visited:
Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa Āwash Bihērawī Kilil Harar Kiroftu

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $2,580 / 6 days
Excluding international flights
Price per person, based on double occupancy

Included in price:

  • English-speaking guide
  • English speaking driver
  • Entrance fees to all sites
  • Accommodation (best standard selected )
  • Meals with one soft drink for each meal as mentioned in the program (main dish with dessert+ coffee or tea)
  • Transportation as mentioned in the program
  • A typical meal in a traditional restaurant with dances and songs
  • A recent vehicle 4*4
  • The transaction fee for online payment via Evaneos (Find out more)

Not included in price:

  • The meals not mentioned in the program
  • International flight and domestic flight
  • Visa £32 per person
  • Personal expenses
  • Banking fees for money transfer
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Personal Insurances

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