Day 1: Fly to Dire Dawa
Take a city tour of Chat Tera market, Kefira market and Dire Dawa railway station. In the afternoon drive to the walled city of Harar. Harar is recognized as the 4th most sacred Islamic city in the world hosting pilgrims after Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem. where you will visit Rimbaud house and also the
National and Harari museums including the house of Ras Mekonnen (father of Haile Selassie)
Day 2: Harar
Today you will have an excursion to the Babile Elephant Sanctuary 25 km south of Harar; where you will also see the camel market. Drive via the "Valley of Marvels", a region of spectacular rock formations to visit homes in the cliff-top village of Koremi. Visit the important local market in Hajifaj if it is Monday or Friday on the way back to Harar. In the evening you can watch the "Hyena Man" feed wild hyenas or feed them yourself.
Day 3: Fly back to Addis Ababa
Just after breakfast we make our way to the Sheriff Private Museum. Mr. Sheriff began collecting items of archaeological,historical and anthropological importance many years ago and now has a museum for his private collection. Thereafter we drive back to Dire Dawa for your flight to Addis Ababa.
After breakfast you will drive to Wonchi
Crater Lake enroute enjoying the
magnificent countryside scenery. This
picturesque extinct volcano encompasses a 4km squared crater lake with scattered small islands. Wonchi is located 150 km from Addis Ababa, it is the perfect weekend getaway destination. The day is spent hiking along the rim of the lake and to Dawala hot springs and waterfall. There is also a 13th century island monastery, called Wonchi Chirkos on one of the many islets.
We take a short ride in a traditional boat over to Wonchi Chirkos. Before driving back to Addis Ababa. We arrive in Addis Ababa in the late afternoon.