About Harar

Take the Ethiopia tour to Harar. This ancient city was established between the 7th and 9th Centuries. Harar is known for the great wall which was built in the 16th century at the time of Amir Nur Al- wazir Mujahid. The wall encircled the old town of Hadar.

Harar become a kind of commercial meeting point of Africa, India and the Middle East and right up until  1850s, it was home to the most important market in the horn. With its more than 90 mosques and shrines, Harar is considered to be the 4th most sacred center of Islamic world next to Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem.

When you tour Ethiopia and visit Harar partake in a long-standing tradition of feeding meat to spotted hyenas which evolved during the 1960s  and is now an impressive night show for tourists.

Other places of interest include the highest amba overlooking the city, the Kondudo or “W” mountain, which hosts an ancient population of feral horses. A 2008 scientific mission has unleashed efforts for their conservation, as the animals are greatly endangered.

Harar was registered by UNESCO as a world heritage site in 2006.