Awash National Park and Harar: 5 Days / 5 Nights

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Itinerary, Tour HA-05

Day 01  Arrival
Arrive at Bole International Airport. An Awaze Tours representative will meet you and take you to your hotel. 

Overnight Hotel - Addis Ababa

Day 02  Addis Ababa - Awash National Park
Drive to Awash National Park via the Rift Valley Lake of Bishoftu near Debre Zeit. Take an evening game drive in Awash National Park. 
Overnight Lodge - Awash National Park 

Day 03  Awash National Park - Dire Dawa
Early morning game viewing.  Drive to Dire Dawa via Harege Plateau, a region of coffee and chat plantations.   Following lunch tour Dire Dawa’s vibrant market.
Overnight Hotel - Harar

Day 04  Harar
Drive to Harar (45 minutes.)  Stroll through the 16th century walled city of Harar, the fourth most important city in the Islamic World.  See the home of Arthur Rimbuad, renowned French poet who worked and lived in Harar as a "gun-runner" during the 19th century.  Visit the National and Harari museums; the house of Ras Mekonnen (father of Haile Selassie); and a traditional Harari home.  In the evening see the "Hyena Man" feeding the hyenas that gather nightly outside the town. 
Overnight Hotel - Harar 

Day 05  Harar - Dire Dawe
Visit the colorful Islamic market. Take an excursion to visit homes in the cliff-side village of Koremi. Visit the market in Hajifaj (Monday and Friday only.)  Continue to Dire Dawe.
Overnight Hotel - Dire Dawe 

Day 06  Dire Dawe - Addis Ababa
Drive to Addis Ababa. Optional souvenir shopping if time permits. Enjoy a Farewell dinner at a traditional Ethiopian restaurant featuring dancers and musicians representing some of the country's many ethnic groups.  Transfer to airport for late night departure if needed.

  • For arrivals before the tour begins or for later departures, additional hotel bookings can be made upon request.
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