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Ethiopia Wildlife Tour

ET06: 7 Days Addis Ababa - Awash National Park - Harar - Dire Dawa - Debre Zeit - Addis Ababa

Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4 to 5-star nice hotels & well selected lodges
Meals: A mix choice of local cuisines and western-style food

Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa, Airport pick-up
Welcome to Addis Ababa! Our representative will meet you up at Bole International Airport and send you to the hotel. You can have a good rest to replenish energy for upcoming Ethiopia wildlife tours.

Accommodation: Radison Blue Hotel (5 stars)

Day 2: Full Day Tour in Addis Ababa with Entoto Mountain
After breakfast, the driver and the tour guide will take you to Mount Entoto. You can visit Entoto Maryam Church and palaces on the top of the mountain, and overlook the panoramic view of Addis Ababa. Later, we will visit National Museum of Ethiopia. The next stop is the famous Holy Trinity Church. It is the oldest church in Addis Ababa and the second most important religious site in Ethiopia. The stained glass of the church is very beautiful. In the late afternoon, we will pay a visit to the open-air market, Merkcato.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Radison Blue Hotel (5 stars)

Day 3: Drive to Awash, Enjoy Safari adventure in Awash National Park
We will drive for 3-4 hours along highway to Awash National Park and for today's Ethiopia wildlife tours. Located in the Great Rift Valley, The Awash National Park is Ethiopia's earliest and best-developed wildlife reserve. Ethiopia's second longest River, the Awash River, runs through the Awash National Park, forming some waterfalls.

Enter the Awash National Park and you will first see a wide prairie, home to many of East Africa's savannah animals, such as giraffes and buffalo. We will have the game drive in the afternoon. You could see Beisa Oryx grazing, observe Soemmering's Gazelle, Dikdiks, greater and lesser Kudu and Waterbuck. Accompanied by a local guide, we will search for wild animals concealed in the forests and admire the famous Awash falls.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Awash Falls Lodge

Day 4: Head East to Harar, Experience the Hyena Feeding
Today we will drive to Harar, a city in eastern Ethiopia, which will take around 4-5 hours. As a center of Islam, Harar is considered the fourth holiest Islamic City after Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem. The city is famous for its ancient Arab buildings, magnificent city walls and the former residence of French poet Rimbaud. In the evening, the guide will take you to visit the Hyena man, who can expertly feed hyena and if you are interested, you can experience the Hyena feeding activities.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Ras Hotel Harar

Day 5: Harar highlights city tour, Transfer to Dire Dawa
After breakfast, we are going to visit the well-preserved walls in Harar Jugol, the old city area of Harar, then the Museum of the Harari National Cultural Centre. The square houses in Harar's old city are a blend of African and Islamic art styles.

In the afternoon we will visit the 17th century's relics: Jami Mosque, Rimbaud House and Birth place of Emperor Haile Selassie RasTafari. In the late afternoon, we plan to drive to Dire Dawa and arrive at the hotel 1.5 hours later.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Samrat Hotel (4 stars)

Day 6: Continue driving to Debre Zeit, Enjoy leisure time in Kuriftu Resort
Today we will drive to Debre Zeit, and the whole journey of 410 km will take around 7-8 hours. Debre Zeit is located in the center of the volcanic area, surrounded by five Crater lakes. After checking in at the Kuriftu Resort, you can stroll around or enjoy the sunset.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Kuriftu Resort (4 stars)

Day 7: Drive back to Addis Ababa, Airport see-off
It will take around 1 hour to go back to Addis Ababa, then you could go shopping in the city. Our driver will send you to Bole International Airport on time according to your flight schedule. May you have had a good memory during this Ethiopia wildlife tours with us!

Meals: Breakfast

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Tour Prices

10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before

Month2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
Sep - Feb$2249 $2024$1459 $1313
Mar - Aug$2179 $1961$1389 $1250
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
  • Above prices are not applied for Christmas, Epiphany and Axum Zion Maryam.
What's Included
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Service of English speaking guides per itinerary.
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Entrance fees for mentioned sights visited.
  • Bottled water is provided during the trip.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into and out of Ethiopia.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Ethiopia Visa fee.
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