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The Harar tour of Ethiopia

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  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Countries: Ethiopia
  • Availability: Anytime

Tour Details

A Harar tour would include the walled city of Harar, with its narrow alleyways and colorful buildings, along with a bustling market. Harar is famous for its nightly hyena feeding ritual, in which locals feed raw meat directly from their mouths to the hyenas.

Among Harar’s mosques are the Jami Mosque, one of Ethiopia’s most beautiful, considered the fourth-holiest city in Islam. The Harari Museum displays artifacts, textiles, and photographs illustrating the cultural and religious history of the Harari people. In Harar, coffee is a significant part of the culture. Harar produces some of the finest coffee in the world. Local coffee plantations can be visited and traditional coffee making can be learned.

UNESCO has designated Harar Jugol as one of the World Heritage Sites and the site includes 82 mosques, including three that date back to the 10th century, along with more than 100 shrines and tombs.

What's Included

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Ground transport
  • English speaking guide
  • Escort 
  • Travel permits
  • Permission letters for the sightseeing and sites
  • Site entrance fees
  • Taxation

What's is not included

  • Visa costs
  • Photography
  • PCR-test 
  • Flight tickets
  • Travel Insurance
  • Other personal expenses

Day 1:Addis Ababa - Dire Dawa - Harar

A flight from Addis Ababa to Dire Dawa was followed by a drive to Harar in the morning. The city is approximately 55 kilometers from Harar. As you drive approximately an hour to Harar, you will be able to enjoy the spectacular scenery of the surrounding mountains. After that, take a tour of Harar, where you will find narrow alleyways and colorful houses, as well as several historic landmarks, such as Harar Jugol, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In addition to the Hyena Man, who feeds hyenas by hand, other popular attractions include the Harar Museum, which features the city’s history and culture. Overnight in Harar at Ras Hotel or similar.

Day 2:Fly to Addis Ababa from Dire Dawa or drive to Togwajale

In Harar, Muslims, Christians, and indigenous traditions blend together to create a rich cultural heritage. When visiting mosques or other religious sites, visitors should respect local customs and dress modestly. Upon returning to Addis Ababa or before departing to Togwajale, the border crossing to Somaliland, you will visit local coffee shops since Harar is known for its coffee, which is considered some of the best in Ethiopia. There is also a vibrant food scene in the city, with many restaurants offering traditional Ethiopian cuisine.

Prices & Dates


This tour is priced per person.

  • 1 person: $500


    The deposit required to confirm your booking is $100


Bookings can be made at any time of the year. 

Tour Note

Custom Tours

Our custom tours are tailor-made itineraries designed for individual travellers, families, or a small group.

We can arrange an itinerary around your interests, dates, and special requests, all our tours include private drivers, private touring, unique accommodations, and exclusive experiences.

First, we encourage you to view our published itineraries and if it is not fit your interest then contact us and let us design a customized itinerary for you.

Payment Method

We always advise booking in advance. For confirmation of the tours, we require a 10% deposit payment in advance. This can be done via an online to our Business Bank account in USD. The remaining can be paid upon arrival in cash USD.

However, you can choose to pay the full amount in advance via our Somaliland Business bank transfer. We will always send the invoice with all the banking details.

IMPORTANT: All wiring fees need to be paid by the customer. Visit Horn of Africa cannot be held responsible for the failure of booking due to delay in payment.

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your booking, the following conditions apply. A deposit payment has to be made to Visit Horn of Africa 30 days before the scheduled departure/beginning of the Tour.

  • 21 days before arrival – 20% of the total tour price will be charged
  • 15 Days before arrival – 40% of total tour price will be charged
  • 7 Days before arrival – 100% of total tour price will be charged

IMPORTANT: The cancellation policy stated above does not apply if a prior agreement has been made with Somaliland Travel Agency.

Change in Itinerary

Visit Horn of Africa tries to follow the agreed tour program with its clients as much
as possible. However, under certain circumstance, we might need to change the program
due to: Road conditions, safety, adverse weather conditions, civil war, strike, cancellation
or delay of domestic flights, high-level government meeting.


In the case where Visit Horn of Africa does not provide one of the services
mentioned in the program, we will provide a refund for the services not rendered, except
in the following cases:

  1. Cases of force majeure, adverse weather conditions, cancellation or delay of domestic
    flights, civil war, strike, road conditions, high-level government meeting.
  2. Change in Itinerary by Somaliland Travel Agency if we judge that the context endangers the safety of the customer.

Domestic & International Flights

A delay or cancellation of scheduled flights is not the responsibility of Visit Horn of Africa. We will, however, provide all the necessary assistance to our customers in such circumstances. All airfares are subject to availability at time of booking. Please also note that fares are subject to change without notice and are not guaranteed until purchased.


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