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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Harar is a walled city, with 368 alleyways squeezed into just 1 sq km. It was founded by Arabian immigrants around the 7th century. In the 17th and 18th centuries, it became known as an important centre of Islamic scholarship and spearheaded Islam's penetration into...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mariahfat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take a day to stroll around this old walled city. Stop by the butcher and let the falcons dive in to eat raw meat off your head or hand. Have coffee from one of the many tiny coffee places. Feed the hyenas at night. And...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Seime
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Harar's old city is a lovely place to get lost wandering the back streets all coloured in various hues of blue. The famous hyenas are a tourist attraction at the evenings. Look out for the shrines that the city is renowned for and the big...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kingdomDublin
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

We traveled around Harar old city with a local guide, Nahom Amde. We met him at our hotel and he showed us around all the historic sites and told us about the local history. He also helped arrange a trip to see the hyena man...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

You cannot get lost in this maze, but a good guide will help you to get around efficiently. I met Emaj, 0972286606, emajeemaje@yahoo.com, in the street, and accepting the usual offer of tour guide proved an excellent choice. He is very friendly, speaks very good...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Global829613
Reviewed October 17, 2018

An amazing place - the atmosphere, architecture, food, history, hyenas, falcons, the chat economy and its effect on people and of course the Islam. The strong Islamic character of the city and under the surface changes are incredible. Do make sure that you take a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 70ava
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank nirlevigutzy
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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