The ancient city of Harar
The Walled City of Harar – 2 Days Tour
DAY 1: ADDIS ABABA / DIRE DAWA / HARAR
Take a short internal flight from Addis Ababa to the western town of Dire Dawa. On 20th of October Protected content
From the airport, drive around Dire dwa and hour to the ancient city of Harar.
Once we arrive in Harar, you will get a chance to stroll through the 16th century walled part of the old town. Harar is the fourth most important city in the Islamic World. During our stroll, we will visit the home of Arthur Rimbuad, renowned French poet who worked and lived in Harar as a “gun-runner” during the 19th century. Then
take a trip to see the colorful Islamic market and their selection of local spices and clothes. After visiting the market, tour the National and Harari museums before visiting the house of Ras Mekonnen (father of Haile Selassie.)
In the evening see the “Hyena Men” of Harar feeding the hyenas that gather nightly outside the town.
Just outside, the city of Harar, there are a group of men who have a unique relationship with the local hyena population. The ‘hyena men’ feed the hyenas by mouth, using pieces of raw meat provided by spectators. According to local folklore, the feeding of hyenas in Harar originated during a 19th-century famine, during which the starving hyenas began to attack livestock and humans.
Overnight Wonderland Hotel
Quick internal flight followed by a transfer in the comfortable of a tour vechicle.
DAY 2 : HARAR / DIRE DAWA / ADDIS ABABA
Take flight ET Protected content time 13:15 arrival time 14:15
Once we arrive back in Addis Ababa, the program will finish
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