Discover Harar

In the remote, arid east of Ethiopia lies Harar and Dire Dawa. These towns stand out from other cities in the country. It's more than just their colourful streets and quirky architecture, there's a cultural undercurrent here that runs deep, and feels truly unique.
3 Days

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Explore the colourful city of Dire Dawa.
  • Visit the Dire Dawa Railway Station, Kafira spice market and Awaday khat market. 
  • Feed curious hyenas with the famous Hyena Man in Harar

Start from Addis Ababa and end at Addis Ababa

Landmarks potentially visited on Discover Harar


Day 1  - Dire Dawa

Catch a flight from Addis Ababa to Dire Dawa. Explore the colourful city of Dire Dawa before heading on to Harar. The 1.5-hour drive takes you past the Dire Dawa railway station, Kafira spice market and Awaday khat market. Being off the tourist trail is often a refreshing change of pace as you experience Ethiopia beyond its surface level attractions and meet amazing people. 

Day 2 - Harar

The walled city of Harar is a common favourite among travellers. Hundreds of alleyways meander past colourful houses and the locals are famously friendly. It's easy to get lost in the labyrinth but our Brilliant local guides can guide you navigate the city, recommend places to go, and talk you through the history of the town. 

Spend the evening feeding curious hyenas with the famous Hyena Man

Day 3

Have a relaxed morning before making the return drive to Dire Dawa (~1.5 hours). Catch an afternoon flight from Dire Dawa to Addis Ababa to connect with an international flight home, or to continue your onwards journey. 

Prices and Inclusions

Prices are per person based on 2 people travelling together. Price is guideline only. Price will depend on your final itinerary, group size, accommodation choices, and time of year. 


  • Domestic flights. 
  • Airport transfers and road transport by private minibus.
  • Accommodation based on double/ twin room sharing.
  • Fees for entrances and local guides for activities mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All government taxes for the services included in the tour price.


  • International flights and visa fees.
  • Lunches and dinners, unless stated as included above.
  • Activities not mentioned or stated as optional in the itinerary.
  • Fees for photos and video.
  • Other personal expenses, souvenirs, tips and gratuities, etc.

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