Harar

(sometimes written Harrar or Harer)

Situated in Eastern Ethiopia, the walled city of Harar is the principal Moslem city in Ethiopia containing 90 Mosques (some from the 10th Century).    The 19th Century French Poet Arthur Rimbaud lived here and his carefully restored house is now a museum with a fascinating collection of early 20th Century photographs. The walled city of Jugal at Harar’s heart is a UNESCO world heritage site.

 

One of the most extraordinary attractions of Harar is the Hyena man who feeds the animals with meat from his teeth. A curious practice thought to have been practiced for over 50 years.