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Harar is one of the world ancient civilization centre .It is one of the areas in Ethiopia Harar is a holy city and ancient in (1520) . Famous for its ancient buildings , its great city walls and as a centre of learning and Muslim Scholarship ( the town has more than 99 mosques .The city is well known for its superb handicrafts that include woven , textiles , basket ware , silverware and handsomely bound books and Harar has been a place of pilgrimage from all over the world for many years .
Things to visit in Harar .
The city walls
The city walls and the narrow street lined with traditional Harari Gegar House
Rimbaud House & Museum as well
A fine traditional house dating from the period when the French Poet Rimbaud lived in Harar . The Museum is a house dedicated to the famous French poet Arthur Rimbaud who lived in Harar during 1880’s .This historical building was built by Italian Merchant . The Museum starts functioning after it was renovated by French Government in 2000G.C and it serves as a centre of Research documentation.
The first floor has a collection of old photograph of Harari , Arthur Rimbaud and many others . The second Floor has painting in its wall and roof in addition one have access to a spectacular panoramic view of Harar .
The Hyena Man
As evening falls local men attract wild hyenas to the city in a Bizzarre spectacular as they bravely feed these dangerous scavengers .
Babile Elephant Sanctuary
East from Harar is the Babile Elephant Sanctuary , close to a small town of the same name famous for its hot spring and the Babile ‘ Valley of Marvels ‘ .The 6982km2 reserve is a sanctuary for a range endemic sub species of Elephant but it also home to black -manned lions , Lesser and Greater Kudu , wild ass as well .
Harari Regional state is located at about 526km away from Addis Ababa .It is especially remarked for old historic town of Harar ,which now a day is serving as one of the major tourist destination in Ethiopia . Part of the city wall the JUGOL encircled by a great defensive wall which was built 1450’s
Tomb of Sheik Abadir *Harer Brewer Factory
Grand Jaime Mosque *Harer National Museum
Mekina Gurger *Eagle Feeding
Ras Mekkonen statue *Dakhata National Rock
Babile camel market
Ras Mekonen Palace
Tours and feed Hyena with your mouth or your hand