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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walled city in Harar is one of the most amazing places we've visited in Ethiopia. Lots of alleys to explore and beautiful architecture. We had a guide named Abdul who was excellent and showed us many of the Harar houses. The one thing about...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank bg564
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Harar is really an unique place. Loved going around inside the walled city, walking through the markets, drinking amazing coffee and watching the bizarre hyena feeding tradition. We were lucky enough to have had Nahom Amde as our guide. He knows every corner of the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Andre L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Also highly recommend Nahom as a guide. He was very knowledgeable about the old city where he grew up. Nahom Amde, nahomnaha@gmail.com or call +251920915134

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kateC655
Reviewed 1 February 2019

My friend and I had lovely guide called Nahom who showed us Harar's magical walled city and it's surrounds. I recommend him highly - we had an amazing and stress free couple of days together. He also went above and beyond to help us out...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alicia V
Reviewed 25 December 2018

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 23 December 2018

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 20 December 2018

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 9 November 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 5 November 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 17 October 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
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