Explore the east, visiting Harar , Babile , the Valley of Marvels and Dire Dawa, in three days using domestic flights.
Early morning, transfer to airport for flight to Dire Dawa . In Dire Dawa, you will be met at the airport and transferred to Harar . From Harar, we’ll take a drive to Babile and the Valley of Marvels.
The Valley of Marvels has wonderful landscapes and is famous for its balancing rock formations . Additionally, the town of Babile has a very large market on Saturdays and a camel market on Mondays and Thursdays. After the visit, if there is time, we may visit Koremi , a village made of stone houses set on top of a plateau.
Overnight at Harar (hotel or guest house).
Today is a full day which we will spend discovering the treasures hidden in the narrow alleyways of the walled city of Harar . Explore colorful markets, countless mosques and shrines, and unique Harari people and their homes.
Sites to visit include: the House of Rimbaud , Ras Tafari’s House , Ras Mekonnen’s Palace , the Harari National Cultural Center , and the tomb of Emir Nur , who built the famous ‘ Jugol’ .
At night we will visit the hyena man , who feeds the hyenas every night just outside the walls of the city. This tradition started long ago to prevent these wild hyenas from hunting for food in the town. Guests are welcome, and encouraged, to feed the hyenas themselves.
Overnight in Harar (hotel or guest house).
In the morning, we’ll visit the last places of interest in Harar. After lunch, we depart to Dire Dawa where we’ll visit the lively market at Kefira before transferring to the airport for return flight to Addis Ababa .