16 Days Dare to Explore: Somali land
Somali land by Surface & Air
Duration: 15 Nights/16 Days
Tour Code: EAET 912 A
For many, visiting Somali land is somewhat of a traveler’s coup. While the country of Somalia is by and large too dangerous to visit, the northern region of Somali land is a welcomed change from the perpetual violence plaguing the coastal country.
Join one of East African Eco Tour’s (EAET) most experienced guides and journey away from the Christina Highlands of Ethiopia in to the heart of Muslim East Africa and eventually to the shores of the Indian Ocean.
Day 1: Depart Addis Ababa overland eastwards stopping in Nazareth for lunch and overnight in Awash.
Day 2: Half day in Awash National Park including nature walk to waterfall and hot springs and game drive. Drive in the Harari Mountains and overnight in Asebe Teferi.
Day 3: Continue driving east and visit the Ethiopian Orthodox pilgrimage site of St. Gabriel church in Kulubi. We will have an afternoon city tour in Harar. Overnight in Harar
Day 4: Full day in Harar: visit museum and hyena feeding. Overnight Harar
Day 5: Option: Babile Elephant Sanctuary or spend the day in the modern city Dire Dawa. Overnight in Harar
Day 6: Drive to Somaliland and visit the Valley of the Marvels and have lunch in Jigjiga, (Capital of Ethiopian Somali Region). Arrive to Hargiesa in the evening and overnight in Hotel.
Day 7: Full day in Hargiesa visiting money, gold and camel markets and finish paperwork for permits to travel in Somaliland. Overnight in Hargiesa
Day 8: Excursion to Laas Geel cave paintings, drive to Berbera (costal town), and overnight in relaxing seaside hotel in Berbera.
Day 9: Full day in Berbera visiting markets, beach and old town. Have fish for lunch and check out local diving spots in the Red Sea. Overnight in Berbera
Day 10: Full day Camel Safari along the Red Sea coastline. Swim and explore while local crew prepares a nomadic meal. Overnight in tent
Day 11: Full day Camel Safari, meet drivers and return to Berbera. Overnight in Berbera
Day 12: Drive to Burco in the Togdheer highlands to escape the heat of Berbera. Overnight in hotel in Burco
Day 13: Full day of leisure in Burco. Overnight in Burco
Day 14: Return to Hargiesa stopping to meet with Caravans on the way. Overnight in Hargiesa
Day 15: Flight: Hargiesa to Addis Ababa and Afternoon tour through the city of Addis Ababa. Overnight Hotel in Addis
Day 16: Spend the day in Addis and fly back Home in the evening.