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Harar, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 13 May 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 23 April 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 17 March 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 22 January 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 3 December 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

Reviewed 24 November 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 Bonafide E
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Nice ancient walls adding a touch to the already splendid city of Harar with its colourful streets. Going down from the upper part of the city it is easy to find. Else a taxi can take you there. But walking and getting lost through the...More

Thank Verberckt D
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We came here on a guided tour. The outer walls were nothing phenomenal, but the old town itself had the bustling vibe and sights that made it all worthwhile. You can get lost in this labyrinth of city walls. There are so many little shops...More

Thank MC F
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