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Let's take a long weekend trip to Harar

Hosted by the Consul of the Addis Ababa City Trotters Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Fri 01 Sep 07:00 - Sun 03 Sep 19:00

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Join us on a long weekend trip to visit Harar, a UNESCO World Heritage site dating back to the 13th century starting on Friday 1st September which is a public holiday in Ethiopia for Eid Al Adaha.

Day Protected content will begin the 525km drive from Addis Ababa starting at 7.30am from the car park of Ghion Hotel stopping at Adama (Nazreth) for a break. We will drive another 105km stopping at Awash National Park to take a drive to see the waterfalls, baboons, crocodiles, oryx and gazelle. After lunch we will carry on with our drive to Harar stopping when we need to. We will stay overnight in Harar.

Day 2 – After breakfast, we will take a city tour of the fortified historic town of Harar, the fourth holiest city of Islam next to Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem with its 1 sq km area of walls dating back to the 16th century. We will visit the multicultural market of Harar, the traditional houses of the people of Harari (Adere), the house of the famous late 19th century French poet – Arthur Rimbaud, the panoramic view of Harar and the walls and gates of the city. In the evening, we will visit the Hyena men and watch/help them feed the hyenas.

Day 3 – After breakfast, we will then begin our long drive back to Addis Ababa stopping off along at the way at points of interest such as the biggest chat market at Aweday.

The prices for the trip are as follows:
3, Protected content – per person based on a single room
2, Protected content – per person based on a double room sharing
2, Protected content – per person based on a twin room (2 beds) sharing

The price includes return transport in a coaster bus from Addis Ababa to Harar, entry fee to Awash National Park, 2 nights in Winta Hotel with breakfast, water, tour guide costs, and hyena feeding.
The price does not include lunch, dinner or snacks and any entrance fees to museums.

To confirm your place, please pay a deposit of 1, Protected content clearly stating what type of room you prefer which will be allocated on a first paid, first served basis. Since the hotel only has 10 single/double rooms and 4 twin rooms, you may not get the room of your choice. Extra singles may need to be allocated elsewhere at another hotel. Hotels in Harar are small, basic and do not offer the same standards as in Addis Ababa.
The easiest way to pay is via bank transfer to Protected content