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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

One more time in the beautiful city of Harar. My visit on the wall was by feet, started from the main entrance. The back site of the wall was like you are going back in time and together with the landscape is amazing. Historical place...More

Thank Dionysios14
Reviewed August 10, 2018

The beautiful old city of Harar, small alley like a maze, that you must take a tour guide that know the place. Chat eating is very popular in Harar more then other places in Ethiopia. I traveled with Mihiret Awdie that took me to the...More

Thank Nir L
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Love Harar.... friendly vibe and relatively safe city to venture around after dark. The locals were more than hospitable. If in need of a guide for a city tour or just after some recommendations, I also recommend Hailu Gashaw 251913072931 as have others below. Excellent...More

Thank rupert_imhoff84
Reviewed June 28, 2018

The old town of Harar is like nothing else you can see in Ethiopia. The history comes alive with a guide - as well as makes the maze of tiny streets less of a puzzle. We used Hailu Gashaw 251913072931 who knew everyone and every...More

Thank Outoftheboat
Reviewed May 13, 2018

Having read about Richard Burton (not the actor, and 18th Century British Explorer) account of visiting Harar, certain things still resonated. Ok the palaces are now museums and cars can access to the place, but the narrow streets still evoked that sense and mix of...More

Thank TheTrailingSpouse
Reviewed April 23, 2018

Well worth it. Close up with hyenas. Not crowded. Can sit right next to him and hyena jumps on your back. Wow!

Thank Spottedhankie
Reviewed March 17, 2018

a parkour for the streets of Harar it's like deep in travel to the past fascinating very narrow alleys of multiple colors and suddenly you find a big gate of the citys

Thank martingomez2014
Reviewed January 22, 2018

I agree with the previous two reviewers, this old town is a must to experience when travelling around Ethiopia. We only met one other foreign couple all day while were wondering around the narrow lanes and gazing at all the mosques and coloured walls. We...More

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Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

The old town of Harar is a must see place in Ethiopia. The narrow lanes and pretty houses , together with friendly laid back atmosphere make this really special . I have been to Medieval towns around the world , including Islamic ones in Morocco...More

Thank DAVISFAMILY5
Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing time in Harar visited the old walled islamic holy city. .that was perfect moment. .people are so friendly and kind. even if our time is short there we sow as well the beautiful Dakota stones at babile on the way to...More

Thank BonafideE1
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