East Harar & Dire Dawa

East Harar & Dire Dawa
Ages: 10-80
Duration: 2 DAYS AND 1 NIGHTS
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Ticket type: Mobile
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Harar is a little cut off from the main circuit of Ethiopia. To get here, you need to catch a domestic flight into the nearby airport town of Dire Dawa, and then drive for a couple of hours before you reach Harar. 

Visiting Harar therefore requires a domestic flight there and back, and most people only spend a night or two in Harar, which means the additional travel and costs can outweigh the benefit for some travellers. 

However, the town is unique amongst Ethiopia’s cities, and is well worth visiting if you are happy to make the journey. 

While the town itself is fascinating, extremely vibrant and bursting with character, Harar is most famous for the Hyenas that roam outside the city walls. One of the few places on Earth where you can get up close to these animals, and the ‘Hyena Man’ will show you how to feed them. 

What’s included

  • All entrance fees

  • Domestic flight

  • Air conditioned vehicle

  • Professional guide


What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Addis to Dire Dawa (Flight)-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

Day 2

Continue with tour of Harar. Take an excursion to visit homes in the cliff-side village of Koremi. Overnight Hotel

Drive to Dire Dawa stopping at Ethiopia’s largest “chat” market in Aweday. Fly 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.

What’s not included

  • Alcoholic beverage

  • Lunch

  • Any personal fees

  • Tips to guides & drivers

Duration: 2 DAYS AND 1 NIGHTS


No Wheelchair accessible and Service animals allowed

If you have questions about accessibility, please contact us +251910140042 Additional information Confirmation will be received at time of booking Not recommended for travelers with back problems Not recommended for pregnant travelers No heart problems or other serious medical conditions Most travelers can participate This is a private tour/activity only your group will participate.
Cancellation policy For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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