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Derek Schuurman
Derek Schuurman Product Manager Madagascar and Alternative Africa
"Ethiopia offers a radically different Africa experience - its remarkable 'historical' sites, unusual wildlife - notably rare mammals and abundant birdlife - and the people - notably of the South Omo - are utterly fascinating."

Harar Holidays

About a 90 minute drive from the nearest airport, Dire Dawa, Harar is the fourth holiest city in Islam and the scene of the nightly hyena-feeding ritual.

Five hundred kilometres east of Addis Ababa, on a high escarpment overlooking the surrounding plains, strong medieval walls encircle Harar, a city of mosques, minarets, and markets, and a centre of Muslim learning. Once, it struck its own currency; it retains its unique language.

The city has a reputation for its textiles and bound manuscripts, its distinctive traditional houses, and the peculiar nightly ritual of attracting hyenas to certain locations on the outskirts of the city and feeding them with meat, which sometimes is even held in the 'hyena man's' mouth!

Visitors to Harar should note that accommodation in the town is at best very simple - our preference is to use a small guest house.

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Ethiopia's Endemic Wildlife Small Group Tour - 30 October - 13 November 2020
  • Responsible
  • Small Group Tours
  • Wildlife
From £5295 per person
15 day holiday
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Ethiopia
Discover Ethiopia's fascinating assemblage of endemic mammals and birds with us on this small group set departure at the end of October...
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