3 o 4 days
You can come on the dates that suit you best during the year.
You can end any fantastic adventure in Ethiopia with an extension trip to the Muslim Middle Ages of Black Africa by visiting the walled city of Harar: a city with narrow streets and multicolored women’s clothes to fill our eyes with magic. We will visit its markets, the medieval historic center, the traditional harari housesand of course, the unique experience in the world of a man who feeds hyenas, a ritual that has been practiced for centuries at the gates of the city.
You can get to Harar from Addis Ababa by flight or more interestingly, driving through the crack of the Great Rift Valley with its volcanic geological past following you along the road. On your way, you will spend a night in the Awash National Park, a bizarre and breathtaking landscape of savannah crossed by rivers of solidified volcanic lava and sprinkled with acacias that shelter its most famous inhabitants, the wild orchids. The Awash River waterfall is home to dozens of crocodiles at the base.
DÍA 1 – AWASH NATIONAL PARK
Drive through the Afar desert - Enter Awash National Park in search of animals - Camping or lodge with spectacular views over the Awash river waterfall.
DÍA 2 – HARAR
Desert Afar - Inhospitable land, camels - City of Harar – Man and Hyenas - Hotel in Harar.
DÍA 3 – HARAR
Walled city, alleyways, colorful markets, Museums, coffee factory - Hotel in Harar.
DÍA 4 – ADDIS ABABA - END OF TRIP
Return to Addis Ababa by car (10h) or by plane (1h) - Free time - Traditional farewell dinner - International flight.
The transportation in this trip to Ethiopia offers you a relaxed trip and at the same time, allows you to not miss anything on your way. We provide comfortable, safe and powerful 4x4vehicles driven by highly experienced English speaking drivers. All cars include driver and fuel, no extra charge. You have the option to take domestic flights with Ethiopian Airlines. The entire aircraft fleet was renewed in 2010 by the new Bombardier Q400 manufactured in Canada. They are short, comfortable and safe flights.
You can choose the type of accommodation you want. It can be basic or 4 * hotels and some camping.
The former are economical but clean, although they can present water or light cuts during your stay.
The latter are hotels equipped with all services to meet the needs of the guests: double rooms with bathroom, hot water, restaurant, bar, internet on occasion, etc. They are usually located in places with beautiful views and have charm.
The traveler should bear in mind that he/she can face power cuts and the inconveniences that entails in some cities. Fortunately, these cuts are becoming less frequent due to the construction of hydroelectric dams to supply the population.
Camping in Ethiopia is very basic, without any infrastructure, but of great scenic beauty.
We do not include lunch and dinner to give you more freedom. Sometimes you might not feel like having dinner, or you prefer to just have a juice. Contrary to what one might think, in Ethiopia there are restaurants everywhere, open throughout the day, with local and western food, tasty, cheap and in abundance.