- Transport: by car.
Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa Transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Addis.
Day 2: Early in the morning drive through the town of Nazareth (98 km) and Metahara (193 km) along the Great Rift Valley to Awash National park to see mammals and birds. Overnight in Kereyu Lodge.
Day 3: Early in the morning visit mammals and birds in the park and depart to the walled city of Harar. After check–in to hotel, in the evening watch the performance of Hyena man. Overnight in Harar.
Day 4: City tour of Harar. Overnight in Harar.
Day 5: Early in the morning drive back to Addis Ababa and make shopping in the capital. Overnight in Addis.
Day 6: City tour of Addis Ababa. Transfer to Bole Airport for final departure.
Harar: No journey along Ethiopia’s fabled historic route would be complete without a visit to the medieval walled city of Harar, which stands amid green mountains on the east wall of the Great Rift Valley. Harar’s heritage is almost entirely Muslim and oriental. The most dominant features, apart form its strong encircling walls, is its rich and exciting market place-probably the most colorful in Ethiopia, with its 90 mosques and shrines, Harar is considered to be the fourth most sacred centre of the Islamic world. Its Islamic character is best expressed in the Grand Mosque (Al Jami), which dominates the town. Harar, which has no airport, is 523 km from Addis Ababa, 332 km. from Awash station and 55 km. from Dire Dawa (Town have an Airport). It can be reached by a good, scenic asphalt road.
Awash National Park (ANP): ANP is the oldest and most developed wildlife reserve in Ethiopia. Featuring the 1,800 meter high Fantalle volcano, mineral hot springs, and extraordinary volcanic formations, this natural treasure is bordered by the Awash River and lies 225 km east of Addis Ababa. Oryx, Bat-eared fox, Caracal, Aardvark, Colobus and green monkeys, Anubis and Hamadryas Baboons, Klipspringer,Leopard, bush-buck, Hippopotamus, Soemmering's gazelle, Cheetah, Kudu and 450 species of bird all live with in the park's 720 square kilometers.
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