Addis to Dire Dawa
A one-hour flight takes us to Dire Dawa where a transfer is waiting for us to take us to Harar. This 55 km journey will take close to 1,5 hr. In Harar we check-in in our hotel. Our local guide is waiting for us and from here we start our exploration of the old town. A day to discover more of Harar. There are many mosques and shrines to discover and it is a lively town too. The Harari market is famous. In the evening we are going to see the Hyena man, feeding the hyena by hand. Do you dare to give it a try?
Visit Awash Park
300 km distance. In the morning, drive to Awash Park via Dire Dawa to visit Lege Oda Primitive Cave Paintings. En-route, you will have a short stop to visit Aweday chat market. Then, drive to Awash National Park. Genet Hotel or Doho Lodge. (Note if you start early from Harar. In the evening you will have a chance to do a short game drive to see the local wildlife, such as oryx, baboons, greater and lesser kudu, warthogs, gazelles, Columbus monkeys.)
Awash park to Addis
Early Game drive in the Awash National Park to visit Awash River gorge and Awash River Falls. The thorny bushes of Awash National Park support not only beautiful birds but also some mammals such as Beisa Oryx, Sommering’s Gazelle, Salt’s Dik Dik, Warthog, Black-backed Jackal, Hamadryas Baboon, Greater and Lesser Kudus. Then, late afternoon driving to you 225 kilometers west of Awas NP return to Addis Ababa. End of service.
All Entrance fees and local guides as per the program
Bottles of water for the trip
Surface Transport expense with four-wheel drive Land-cruiser
Accommodation with BED and Breakfast.
Fuel expense and driver’s allowance
Scout Fee inside the park