Rowda Waber Harari Cultural Guest House

Old town, Harar, Ethiopia | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Harar


A travel blog entry by lee.d.rosen


... he gave an introduction about the traditional Adare houses that we were staying in, pointing out all the things hanging on the walls and the six different levels of seating based on how important/intelligent/respected you are. Once we got out into city the first thing that stood out is how everyone chews chat, the city is packed with people and it was really dirty. We visited the house of Ras Tafari (where he grew up before ...

Harar, Feeding the Hyenas!!

A travel blog entry by sellers2013-14


... to Dire Dawa, but we must fly from Lalibela to Gonder (we are reminded of Lord of the Rings…), then on to Addis Ababa. We have a two hour layover in Addis, then fly to Diri Dawa, arriving in time to make the hour and a half drive to Harar.
Dire Dawa is on the arid plain, and much drier and hotter than Lalibela. As we ascend to Harar, we gain almost 2,000 feet and the temperature cools down dramatically, and gets much more humid. ...

Harar and Hyenas

A travel blog entry by leahaston


... were understandably nervous about getting to our hotel quickly. Our minibus driver kindly took us straight to our hotel. It was a total dive. Harar is not set up for tourists at ALL (we were the only whites on the plane and at the bus station) and locals use most of the hotels. The other issue with Harar is that the city suffers from extreme water shortages. The entire city can go for days and days without water, and every week at least one day ...


A travel blog entry by brownefamily5


... In fact a local walked up to me and asked me in French if I was French while we were wondering around Dire Dawa, didn't ask me if I spoke English, which was a bit of a surprise.) Went to the Museum, which was small and interesting, looked at a traditional house and wondered around the narrow alleys seeing local life go on. Went back to change then to an area just outside the wall where they do the hyena feeding. Very bizarre! Tom and James fed the hyenas ...

Harar, chat, hyenas and dutch beer

A travel blog entry by leoinafrica

... a stick with meat on it in my mouth and got the hyena to eat it.
It was quite a cool experience and we finished the evening drinking some sweet honey wine (tej) that brought us down to earth again.
The next day I went to visit Harars highlights, Rimbauds and RasTafaris house as well as the Harari brewery, constructed by the Czechs in Mengistus times and bought later from Heineken that exports the beer apparently also to Europe, nice ...


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