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Eastern Ethiopioa Tour

Day 01   Addis Ababa – Awash National Park
Drive to Awash National Park via the Rift Valley Lake of Bishoftu near Debre Zeit.  Take an evening game drive in Awash National Park and visit an are frequented by hyenas.
Overnight Lodge  (L, D)

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Day 02   Awash National Park – Dire Dawa
Early morning game viewing.  Afterwards, drive to Dire Dawa via the Harege Plateau a region of coffee and chat plantations.  Arrive in the afternoon to tour the local market.
Overnight Hotel  (B, L, D)

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Day 03   Harar
Drive to Harar (45 minutes.)  Stroll through the 16th century walled city of Harar, the fourth most important city in the Islamic World.  See the home of Arthur Rimbuad, renowned French poet who worked and lived in Harar as a “gun-runner” during the 19th century.  Visit the National and Harari museums; the house of Ras Mekonnen (father of Haile Selassie); and a traditional Harari home.  In the evening see the “Hyena Man” feeding the hyenas that gather nightly outside the town. 
Overnight Hotel  (B, L, D)

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Day 04   Harar
Continue with tour of Harar. Take an excursion to visit homes in the cliff-side village of Koremi.
Overnight Hotel  (B, L, D)

Day 05   Harar – Addis Ababa
Drive to Dire Dawa stopping at Ethiopia’s largest “chat” market in Aweday.  Fly to Addis Ababa.   Optional souvenir shopping if time permits. Enjoy a Farewell dinner at a traditional Ethiopian restaurant featuring dancers and musicians representing some of the country’s many ethnic groups.  Transfer to airport for late night departure if needed.
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