Bale Mountain National Park, Harar and Awash

Duration 10 JOURS
Region SUD DE L'ÉTHIOPIE
Price Dès 665€/pers.
Difficulty DIFFICULTÉ 1
Quote request DEMANDE DE DEVIS
  • Harar, Babile and the valley of marvels
  • Short trek in the Bale Mountains National Park to spot the Abyssinian wolf and other endemic species
  • Sof Omar cave
  • A safari in Awash National Park

Day 1

Drive to Awassa. On the way, stop to Lake Ziway for lunch in its amazing environment, with rich nature and animal life (birds, fish, hippo,…). In the afternoon, visit Abiata-Shala National Park, its volcanic landscape and two rift valley lakes. Overnight in Awassa at Lake View Hotel.


Day 2

In the morning, visit Awassa fish market and enjoy some fresh fried (or raw) fish if breakfast was not enough... Drive to Bale National Park. Overnight in the park or in Dinsho at a basic lodge.


Day 3

In the morning, get some altitude in the park and start a short trekking to try to spot the Ethiopian wolf. Back in Dinsho, follow your guide to encounter more animals: the endemic Nyala, warthogs, Bushbucks,… Overnight in the park or in Dinsho at a basic lodge.


Day 4

Drive to Sof Omar. After a picnic lunch, explore the largest African limestone caverns and its 1.7km trail. Overnight in Dinsho at a basic lodge.


Day 5

Drive to Dire Sheik Hussien. Visit the town and spend overnight there. Overnight camping at Dire Sheik Hussien Campsite.

Day 6

Full day drive to Harar “off the beaten track”. On the evening, pay a visit to the “hyena man”, and feed the animals yourself if you dare! Overnight in Harar at Rewda Guesthouse.


Day 7

Visit of Harar: Jugol (the old walled city) and its gates, Feres Megale square and the Church of Medhane Alem, Rimbaud’s house, Ras Mekonnen’s Palace and a traditional Harar house, a good opportunity to appreciate the fine Harar baskets! Overnight in Harar at Rewda Guesthouse.


Day 8

Drive to Babile. Visit the village and learn more about the local tribe and traditions. If Monday or Thursday, visit the camel market. On the afternoon, enjoy a trip to the valley of marvel before heading back to Harar. Overnight in Harar at Rewda Guesthouse.


Day 9

Drive to Awash National Park. Experience Ethiopian Game Park with beautiful oryx, lesser kudus, gazelles,… Before leaving the park, stop at the impressive Awash Falls. Overnight camping at Awash Falls Lodge.


Day 10

Drive back to Addis Ababa. Stop for lunch in Debre Zeit and enjoy some free time in the crater lakes (possibility to do canoe and great place for bird-watching). In Addis Ababa, depending on international flight schedule, a city tour can be arranged as well as a great diner in a traditional restaurant with dancing shows. Transfer to airport.

Options available:

  • Full-Board
  • French-speaking guide

French speaking guide

  • Private ground transportation with English-speaking driver-guide

  • Hotel accommodation, double or twin share including breakfast

  • Entrance fees to all locations including local guide service

  • All applicable taxes

Package Exclusions:

  • Lunch, dinner and beverages, including all alcoholic beverages

  • Camera and photo fees

  • Personal expenses