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Tanzania Tour Packages

We have an interesting tour packages for Tanzania

1. ELEGANCE SAFARI TO TANZANIA

2. JEWEL OF TANZANIA SAFARI

Monday, 07 July 2014 09:45

Desert Safari (Danakil depression)

The Danakil Depression is located in the northern part of the great rife valley in Ethiopia. It is here where the widest part of the rift in Ethiopia is located. This region is a lowland region with semi-desert and desert climate. Geologically the Danakil area is the most unstable one in the country having many places of active volcano.

Day 1: Fly to Mekelle, city tour in the city and overnight in a hotel.

Day 2: After breakfast drive to Hamed Ela through rocky terrain. O/n camping.

Day 3: After early breakfast drive to Dalol about 20km. in the north to visit the x-phosphate-mining escarpment. The main attractions in this area are the multi- color sulphurous hot springs, the strange wavy rock formations covered with orange deposits that look rather like deliberately dyed. On the way back to the base camp, visit lake Asale the salt extraction site. O/n in the camp.

Day 4: After early breakfast drive to Erta Ale Lava Lake. It is a volcano with 30km.base diameter and 1km2 caldera at its summit. It contains the world’s only permanent lava lake that measures 100m x 60m.Scientiste think that the lake has a continuous link with a shallow magma chamber that supplies it with magma. After the village of El Dom drive some 15km to reach the base of Erta Ale, the remaining distance will be walked on foot or on camel’s back. The trekking will preferably be in the evening overnight stay there and early in the morning, descend to the base (El Dom).

Day 5: After breakfast drive to lake Afdera about 80km. southeast of Erta Ale at an average altitude of 103m below the sea level. The lake extends about 100km2.It is a saline water body and is a main salt extraction site. O/n camping in the village near the lake area.

Day 6: After breakfast drive to Sedro 150km to the south. O/n camping.

Day 7: After breakfast drive to Awash National Park, that is 395km.to the southeast. On the way game viewing at Yangudi Rassa national Park where one can see animals like; Wild ass, Beisa Oryx, Anubis baboon, Hamadryas baboon, Ostrich and many other scrub birds. Lunch at Gewane and proceed to Awash town near the namesake Park for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 8: After breakfast, visit Awash National Park, which was established in 1966. It has a total area of 756km2, 81 recorded species of wild mammals, more than 350 species of birds. Beisa Oryx, Soemmering’s gazelle, Anubis baboon, Black backed jackal, Grivet monkey, etc and many birds will be seen in the park. Then, drive to Addis.

Note: It is possible to combine this program with Program to Harar and with the historic route& to Djibouti through our company or through our Agents in Djibouti
Those visitors who want to visit the Danakil depressions need to be informed that they will pass through lowland areas that descend up to 116m below sea level and make themselves ready to such environment.

Monday, 07 July 2014 09:43

Rafting at Omo River

The rift valley is a funnel shaped depression that opens up in the northeast in to Gulf of Aden and red Sea and crosses Ethiopia from northeast, Afar area to southwest, lower Omo area. It is formed as a result of the volcanic movement of tertiary period. During that period there was extensive lava outpouring followed by a great uplifting movement of earth and the crust of the earth was pushed up to 3000m.

Eventually, the uplift movement and the removal of magma from beneath the crust weakened the central part of the arch. This resulted in cracks and rift valley was created. Several lakes were created, too.

Day 1:  Arrive at Addis Ababa and city tour. O/N Ghion hotel.

After breakfast drive to Arbaminch. En route, visit; Melka Kunture archaeological site discovered in 1963 and yielded many eco-facts and artifacts that date back to 1.7 million years ago. Then, proceed to Addadi Mariam rock hewn church established in the 12th century by Lalibela. The church has 12 gates and 24 windows those represent the 12 apostles and the 24 priests of the sky to mean in the heaven. After picnic lunch proceed to Tiya where several megalithic stele can be seen. These steles have engravings of green plants that are common food for the local community and household tools. O/N Hotel.

Day 2: After breakfast, drive to Nechisar National Park for game viewing. Mammals like Burchel’s zebra, Gazelles, Kudus, Dikdiks, Swayness hurt beast, etc and many birds can be seen. After lunch, boat trip on Lake Chamo where crocodiles can be seen in abundance. This place is locally known as the crocodile market since several crocodiles can be seen at a time. Hippos and plenty of birds; like storks, Egyptian goose, herons etc. can also be seen. O/N Tourist Hotel.

Day 3: After breakfast ascend to Chencha highland to visit the Dorze village of intricately woven Bamboo huts. In addition to the village the mildly cool weather and the scenery make Chencha worth visiting and then drive to Konso. The Konso people are famous for their natural resource conservation activities like, terracing for water and soil conservation. They are also known for wood carving art. Visit the red soil pinnacle carved by erosion, Gesergiyo village, and Waga village for the woodcarvings erected as a mark of tomb. O/N camp/Hotel.

Day 4: After breakfast drive to Jinka, on the way visit the Gidole, Tsemay, Bena, and Ari people. After arrival at Jinka and check-in to Jinka Resort Hotel, drive or walk to visit the ethnological museum, that is located on the cliff. O/N Hotel.

Day 5: In the morning, drive through Mago National Park; visit the Mursi people famous for the clay disc the female insert in to their lower lips as a mark of beauty. As the larger the disc is, the more beautiful the lady is. O/N Camping.

Day 6: Start rafting through the villages of Hana Mursi, the villages of Bume Peoples. O/N Camping.

Day 7: Visit the Mursi and the Bumi Peoples, raft and camp by Kupria, which are the village of Bume Peoples.

Day 8: Visit Mursi and Mugugi Peoples and raft to Koritcho, which is the village of Karo Peoples. O/N camping, at the bank of Omo River with a very nice view of the Omo river as well as Mago Park.

Day 9: After breakfast and visit of the Karo Peoples, drive to Turmi, to visit the Hammer people known for their dancing known as Evangadi, occasional bull jumping as a mark of promotion for the young men from childhood to adulthood, jewelries; like copper bracelets, beads etc and hairstyle. O/N camping.

Note: Thursday, Saturday and Monday are the market days of Keyafer, Dimeka and Turmi respectively, where the surrounding people gather in large number.

Day 10: After breakfast, drive to Omorate (75km.), cross the river Omo to visit the Geleb (Dassenech) people. These people are mainly pastoralists and to some extent they also produce grains. The Geleb people have their own cultural dressing style. The unmarried girls wear leather skirt with double flaps where as the married ones wear a single flap skirt. Then, drive back to Turmi for over night camping.

Day 11: After breakfast drives to Yabello via Konso, Erbore. The Erbore are people with culture and language that relates to those of the Konso and the Tsemay. on the way glimpse to the way of life of the Borena, pastoralist people. O/N Camp/Hotel.

Day 12: Drive to visit the Crater Lake at a place locally known as El Soda, 100km. South of Yabello town and visit one of the cattle watering wells, where people haul up water from depth for their cattle & other animals. People sing a song to moralize themselves while they are on work, for which reason those wells are known as singing well. O/N, Hotel/ tent at Yabello Motel.

Day 13: After breakfast drive to Wondo-genet via Awassa. On the way visit the Sidamo verdant plain renown for the best quality coffee production. Boat trip on lake Awassa; visit the fish market where a number of species of birds (like Marabou Stork, Herons, Cormorants, Pelicans, King fishers etc) can be seen. Lunch at Awassa, and proceed to Wondo-genet, relax at the thermal swimming pool. O/N Wabi-Shebelle Hotel.

Day 14: Drive to Kurifu Resort and Spa that is located at one of the crater lake of Debre Ziet for its complete spa, therapeutic center and swimming pool. O/N, kuriftu Resort & Spa.

Day 15: After breakfast dive back to Addis Ababa and free for leisure.

Monday, 07 July 2014 09:41

Trekking (Bale Mountains Trekking)

Bale Mountains are formed from lava outpouring of the Miocene and Oligocene geological periods. The lavas covered the underlying rock formations. This area has varied climate as a result of variation in altitude. It gains 8 months of rainfall, from March to October. The highland part gets on average 1200 mm. rain per annum. The temperature ranges from –15 to +260c.

This park has five vegetation zones among which Adaba-Dodolla area is the southwest part/region. This place is well known for trekkers. The major attractions in this region are topographical scenery, mountain vegetation dominated by Juniperous procera, coniferous podocarpus, Haginia abyssinica, and St.John’s wort, giant heather and red-hot poker.

Day 1: After breakfast drive to Langano. En route, pause at river Awash and Lake Ziway for bird watching. Lunch at Ziway then, proceed to Lake Langano. After check in to Sabana Resort Hotel, visit the Abyata-Shalla lakes park rich in bird life. Then back to the shore of Langano where some more birds can be seen.

Day 2: After breakfast drive to Dodolla the starting point of this trekking route, travel to Wahoro campsite (3300m), 3hrs. The vegetation changes to temperate type. The common birds in this area are tick billed raven, white collared pigeon, Wattled ibis etc. O/n camping.

Day 3: After breakfast, trek to Angafo campsite 3080m, 5hrs. The vegetation cover changes to Afro alpine type like Juniper, Podocarpus and Haginia abyssinica. O/N camping.

Day 4: After breakfast, trek to Molelicho campsite (3350m), 6hrs through a panoramic terrain. This place has a panoramic view to Harenna forest as well.

Day 5: After breakfast trek to Duro campsite (approximately 6-8hrs). This environment is suitable for game viewing like Mountain Nyala, Menelik’s bushbuck, vervet monkey etc. O/n camping.

Day 6: After breakfast trek to Morobawa campsite (4-5hrs.) through the volcanic formations and the tranquil montane forest. O/n camping.

Day 7: After breakfast trek to Keyenssa campsite (6-8hrs). Plants like heath, red-hot poker, become common. Birds like Lammergeier, black kite, Wattled ibis, Black headed forest oriole etc can be seen here. O/n camping.

Day 8: After breakfast trek to Rafu (7-8hrs). Enjoy the scenery. O/N Camping.

Day 9: After breakfast trek to Gebre-Guracha campsite (4hrs). Mooreland vegetation like Giant lobelia and everlastings become dominant. O/n camping.

Day 10: After breakfast trek to Senate and the summit of Tulu Dimtu (4377m), the second highest peak in the country. Mammals like Ethiopian wolf and giant mole rat and birds like Lammergeier, Auger buzzard, Blue winged goose etc can be seen. Then, meet the car and drive to Goba for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 11: After breakfast drive to Addis Ababa stop at the head quarter of the park for game viewing.

Note: This program can be shortened or extended based on the need of our clients. Visitors who want to trek through Simen and Bale Mountains National parks need to be aware of that they will face high elevation up to 4620masl that may result in acute altitude sickness. So, it is necessary to acclimatize themselves to high elevation a few days ahead of their tour.

Bale Mountains are formed from lava outpouring of the Miocene and Oligocene geological periods. The lavas covered the underlying rock formations. This area has varied climate as a result of variation in altitude. It gains 8 months of rainfall, from March to October. The highland part gets on average 1200 mm rain per annum. The temperature ranges from –15 to +260c.

Day 1: Drive to Awassa. En route, stop at lake Ziway for bird watching. This lake is the northern most of the rift valley lakes. Boat trip to the Island of Debre Gelila is possible. This island was the sanctuary of the original Ark of the Covenant in the 10th century that was brought from Axum for fear of the attack of the anti-Christian Queen, Yodit Gudit. The nearby Abyata-Shalla Park is important for bird watchers, even said as bird watchers paradise for the presence of several species of birds. Flamingoes and Pelicans are the charismatic species of the lakes. O/N Hotel, Awassa.

Day 2: After breakfast, drive to Goba (175 km.), picnic lunch at Adaba. Stop at Dinsho, the head quarter of the Park for game viewing. The endemic Mountain Nyala, and Warthog can be seen in herds. The other endemic mammal Menelik’s bush buck, Red buck, and several species of birds can be seen in the lush forest dominated by the indigenous trees of Juniperous procera and the endemic one Haginia abyssinica. O/N Wabi-Shebelle hotel.

Day 3: After breakfast, drive to Sof Omer cave (123km.) south of Goba. On the way one can enjoy the contrasting highland behind and, the lowland waiting ahead. River Weyb that formed the cave passes under the natural arch of rock for about one and half kilometer. Enjoy the cave by which nature has demonstrated its architectural skill. This area is important to bird watching as well. Then, drive back to Goba for dinner and overnight in a hotel.

Day 4: After breakfast drive to Senate plateau through the Afro-montane forest that is dominated by plants like Giant heath, Red-hot poker, etc and the Afro-alpine moorland dominated by; everlasting, Giant lobelia, and mosses. Mammals like the endemic Ethiopian wolf, Giant mole rat, and birds like the endemic Blue winged goose, Egyptian goose, Lammergeier, etc can be seen. Trek or drive to Tulu Dimtu (4377m.a.s.l.) the second highest peak in the country. After picnic lunch, drive back to Goba for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: After breakfast drive to Addis Ababa. En route, visit one of the crater lakes at Debre Zeit. 

Note: This tour can be extended to Harar or to South Omo.

Simien Mountains constitute one of the massifs of Ethiopia that include several peaks above 4000meters high in altitude. Ras Dashen Mountain the highest in Ethiopia and the 4th highest in Africa is located here in this massif. This mountainous area physio-graphically is the result of the tertiary period of Cenozoic era volcanic eruption’s lava outpouring. This park is established in 1975 and registered as world heritage in 1978 by UNESCO for its superlative natural phenomena, exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance. It contains the most important and significant natural habitat for in-situ conservation of biological diversity including those threatened species of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science and conservation. This park has one rainy season, from June to September. The highest temperature ranges from –15 to +26 0c.

Day 1: Arrive at Addis Ababa. O/N Ghion Hotel.

Day 2: Fly to Gonder and Visit the Imperial palace compound of the 17th century, registered by UNESCO as world heritage; Debre-Berhan Selesie Church highly painted with portraits of angles in the A.M, and after lunch the swimming pool of Emperor Fasil and the church of Qusquam where the Scottish traveler James Brice had sojourned. O/NGoha hotel.

Day 3: Drive to Sankaber (3300m.) campsite; en route stop at Debark for trekking arrangement. Sankaber is the base where most trekking is started. This area was covered with Afro-montane forest dominated by Juniper, Haginia abyssinica, st John’s wort, Giant heather and the like. Troops of Gelada baboon can be seen here. O/N camping.

Day 4: After breakfast trek to Gheech (3600m.) Through Jinbar waterfall, viewing the splendid Panorama of the Simen Mountains, viewing the Gelada baboon, birds and other animals (6 - 7 hrs). O/n camping.

Day 5: After breakfast trek to Immet Gogo for panoramic view and game viewing, then, back to Gheech campsite for over night (6 -8hrs).

Day 6: After breakfast trek to Chenek (3600m.) campsite, for an over night camping through the gorgeous terrain. Walia ibex, the endemic species in the world can be seen here (6-8hrs).

Day 7: After breakfast treks to Hambico via Buahit the second highest peak in Simen Mountains (4437m) 6-8 hrs. O/N Camping.

Day 8: After breakfast trek down to Ras Dashen, the highest peak in Ethiopia (4620m.) the fourth in Africa after Mount Kilimanjaro, Kenya and Rewenzeri, and come back to Hambico (7-9hrs). O/n camping.

Day 9: After breakfast, trek to Harquaziye through the eastern escarpment of the Simen Mountains that declines in elevation (6-8hrs). O/n camping.

Day 10: After breakfast trek from Harquaziye to Lamo overlooking the Tekeze gorge. From this on the vegetation type changes from highland type to lowland ones (6-8hrs). O/n camping.

Day 11: After breakfast descend to Hawaza campsite (7-8hrs). Here the temperature increases as the elevation decreases and woodland becomes common feature of the area.

Day 12: After breakfast travel to Adiarkai (7-9hrs.) .

Day 13: After breakfast descend to Adiarkai town (2-3hrs.) to meet the car and drive to Aksum. O/N Yeha Hotel.

Day 14: After breakfast visit the church of st. Marry of Zion, the main stelae park, the archaeological museum. Then, fly to Addis Ababa.

Note: This tour can continue to Aksum to Mekelle and Lalibela if necessary.

Day 1: Arrive at Addis Ababa and transfer to Ghion Hotel for overnight.

Day 2: Leave early for Debre Libanos through the Sululta plain to see some highland grassy species. Debre Libanos is an important monastic center for Ethiopian Orthodox Christianias established in the 13th century. The Jemma River is one of the tributaries of the Nile, and there is a drop of elevation nearly 1000m. From the general level here at the gorge, and in the forest around the church we can see the endemic Ruppel's Chat, Banded Barbet, the Black headed forest oriole, the White billed starling, Red winged starling, the White winged cliff chat, the white backed black tit, White cheeked turaco, Lammergeier, Ruppell’s s and Lappet faced vultures etc and we will also see one of Ethiopia‘s endemic mammals, the Gelada baboon. An Overnight stay at the Ethio-German Lodge, which is located by the cliff of Jemma River, with a very spectacular view over the Jemma Gorge.

Day 3: Leave early for Bahir Dar Checking in to Tana Hotel. After lunch bird watching around Bahir Dar at the Blue Nile Bridge, Haile Selassie’s Palace of Bezawit, around the Michael Church and the shore of lake Tana, We expect to see a number of aquatic and forest birds, Herons, Sacred ibis, Double toothed barbet, Egyptian goose, Darters, Cormorants, Terns, Pelicans, Egrets, Ducks and etc. Tana Hotel is situated on the lakeshore; Open billed stork, Sacred Ibis, White cheeked Turaco, Striped king fisher, Eagle, Masked weaver, and many different Sunbirds can be seen in or near the hotel compound.

Day 4: Early morning visit to the Blue Nile Falls & return to the Bahir-Dar for lunch. En route we can expect to see Carmine bee-eater, Grey headed Kingfisher, Wire tailed pipit, Spotted Eagle Owl, etc. After lunch boat trip to Zeghe Peninsula, which is known for its 14th centaury round church of Ura Kidane Mihret highly decorated with mural paintings and other magnificent monasteries. The endemic Yellow fronted parrot and Black Winged lovebird can easily be seen from Bete Mariam to Ura Kidane Mihret, though a thick forest. O/N Hotel .

Day 5: Leave early in the morning for Gonder which is 180 Km, on the way different species of birds can be seen, for example, Lovebirds, Abyssinian Ground horn bill, Long Crested eagle, Augur buzzard, crowned crane and large number of Common Cranes. Arrive in time for lunch at Goha Hotel, which is situated high on a mountain overlooking the town. Lammergeier can often be seen soaring around the hotel compound. After lunch start tour of the imperial castles’ compound and the churches of Debre Berhan Selassie, famous for its murals, and Qusquam church. These Places are also important for birding; Black headed forest Oriole and Thick billed raven and others can be seen. Spectacular Sunset view is additional asset to be at Goha hotel. Dinner in the Hotel and tour of Gonder by night is possible if desired.

Day 6: After breakfast leave for Gorgora through Dembia plain at the northern end of lake Tana. Dembia plain is known for its suitability for cattle raring and hot weather crops production. Lunch at the on the shore of the resort hotel. Flock of flamingos, Cattle egrets, little egrets, King fishers, Herons and others will be seen. Visitors may also see hippos. Return to Gonder late in the afternoon for dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Early in the morning leave for Axum, 354 Km north of Gonder. The thrilling Limalimo gorge is worth crossing, up looking the Simen Mountains to the right side and overlooking the gorge of Tekeze that abruptly descends to 2000 meters below the general level .We expect to see among the endemic birds; Wattled ibis, Thick billed raven, White collared Pigeon and, numerous Lammergeier, various vultures, Auger buzzard, Gabar goshawk, Grey Kestrel, Lanner green Pigeon, Mountain black billed barbet etc. O/N Yeha Hotel.

Day 8: Before breakfast, birding in the lush hotel garden where one can see many birds. After breakfast drive to the Edifice ruin of Emperor Caleb and Gebre Meskel, swimming pool of the legendary Queen of Sheba, the main stele park where huge monolithic stele are erected, the church of st. Marry of Zion where the original Ark of the Covenant is believed to be kept, the archaeological museum. O/N Hotel.

Day 9: After breakfast Drive to Lalibela, which was the capital of the Zagwe dynasty kings where several rock –hewn churches that are considered as the 8th wonder of the world are carved out of solid volcanic rocks. Endemic birds like, Black winged lovebird, White Collared Pigeon, Ruppell’s cliff Chat can be seen. O/N Roha Hotel .

Day 10: After breakfast trek to Asheton Mariam church on top of a mountain on foot or on mule back (4 Hour round Trip). The church itself worth the trip and the scenery on the way is again impressive. Among the endemic birds, we can expect to see on the way White billed starling, Golden backed woodpecker and others. In the after noon drive to Nakuto Leab cave church rich in paintings, and other relics, Glossy starling, Superb starling and other birds can be seen. O/N Roha Hotel.

Day 11: Drive to Dessie for an overnight stay. On the way stop at different points to see variety of birds with a different habitat that you will encounter on our way to Dessie. O/N Hotel.

Day 12: Drive to Alem Ketema for an overnight stay and on the way stop at different places to see variety of birds. O/N Hotel.

Day 13: We set off early in the morning to look for the Endemic Harwood's Franklin, Dedric Cuckoo, Erlanger's Lark, White throated Serine, Crimson ramped Waxbill, Masked Shrike, White throated robin, Olivaceous Warble, and at the escarpment we shall see different species of pray birds like Lammergeyer, Verreaux's Eagle, Black shouldered Kite, Red Kestrel, Palled and Montague's Harriers. By spending some time at the Jemma Valley we shall see some more bird species like Banded Martin, House Bunting, Abyssinian Scimitar bill, stone Partridge, Little Rock Thrush, Pale Prinia and more. O/N Alem Ketema.

Day 14: Drive To Ankober Lodge via Debre-Brehan for an overnight stay.

Day 15: We set off after early breakfast to look for Ankober Serin, which is one of the rare and highly threatened Ethiopian Endemic birds. Apart from this we shall see a lot of other species like Moorland Francolin, Ercklle's francolin, Streaky Seedeater, White billed Starling, Rufus Breasted Sparrow hawk and more. And lunch break drive to the town of Awash town via Meleka Gebedu and Dulecha for an overnight stay. This route is one of productive birding route that can produce so many varieties of bird species in Ethiopia like the endemic Yellow throated Serine, different species of Shrikes and Weavers, Mouse Collared Penduline, African Pygmy, Half collared Kingfishers, Black Billed and Black Wood Hoopoes, Bearded and Cardinal Woodpeckers, different species of Bustard and more. O/N Awash Genet Hotel.

Day 16: Full day birding at Awash National Park, which is one of the best sites in Ethiopian rift valley with abundance bird life. The acacia thorny bushes of Awash in association with ravines forest along Awash River holds a great number of birds like Bush Lark, Ashy Cisticolas, Grey headed Batis, Pygmy Sunbird, white faced scoops Owl and Pearl Spotted Owlets, Palm Swift, Blue Napped Mouse Bird, Wahlbeg's Honey Bird, Yellow Billed Horn Bill, Gillett's Lark, and a lot of prey Birds can be seen. O/N Awash Genet Hotel.

Day 17: Drive to Debre Zeit where there are many crater lakes for which the town is famous. You can see different water birds and various species of swallows and weavers, Hottentot teal, Red Bill Teal, and White backed Duck, Spur Winged Plover, Red Knobbed Coot, and etc can be seen. Lunch, Dinner and over night at the Kuriftu resort and Spa Hotel.

Day 18: Drive back to Addis Ababa, city tour in the capital.

Monday, 07 July 2014 09:32

Historic & Nature (Harar 4 Days)

Harar town, emblem of tolerance, as several ethnic groups with different religious background live in harmony, is located 535km.east of Addis Ababa on Hararghe plateau. This ancient town was established in the 10th century and came in to formal existence in 1520 by the time of Amir Abubekir Muhamed. It was walled in the second half of the 16th century to defend from the attack of the other ethnic groups. The wall has 3343 meters circumference, 24 watchtowers and 0.38km2 area. Harar is the 4th holiest town in the Islamic world after Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem.

Day 1: After breakfast drive to Awash National Park. The park was established in 1966 and gazettes in 1969.It have a total area of 756mk2 and average altitude of 1000m. Before entering in to the park stop at lake Beseka for bird watching. Proceed to the park and pitch tents. After lunch visit the waterfall of Awash River, and game drive to different parts of the park. Beisa Oryx, Dorcas gazelle, Black backed jackal; Common jackal etc will be seen. O/N Lodge/Hotel.

Day 2: After breakfast drive to Harar. En route, enjoy the panoramic view of Chercher plateau. After check in a hotel, visit the walled part of the city. The wall had five gates in the past. Guards used to close those gates at the dusk after all the strangers are escorted out for the sake of security and keys were given to the Amir’s office. The palace of the last Amir Abdullah & Jami mosque the oldest in the wall are worth visiting. In the evening, watch the bizarre wild hyena feeding performance; i.e. the hyena men make their living by collecting bones and offal of meat that they feed the hyena from mouth or hand. O/N Ras Hotel.

Day 3: After breakfast, drive to Argoba village and visit the house setting and decoration of those people. In the afternoon drive to Dire Dawa and visit different parts of the city. O/n in a hotel.

Day 4: After breakfast drive to Addis Ababa.

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