Babille Market

Top choice in Eastern Ethiopia

If you’re travelling east of Harar on a Monday or Thursday, don’t miss the super-atmospheric livestock market in the village of Babille – it's one of Ethiopia’s biggest, attracting buyers of camels, cows, donkeys and goats from as far as Djibouti and Somaliland. The market runs from about 10am to 2pm, but because sales go fast it’s best to visit early. Buses from Harar (Birr12, 45 minutes) are frequent.