First footsteps in East Africa, by Richard Burton

Table of Contents



  1. Departure from Aden.
  2. Life in Zayla.
  3. Excursions near Zayla.
  4. The Somal, their Origin and Peculiarities.
  5. From Zayla to the Hills.
  6. From the Zayla Hills to the Marar Prairie.
  7. From the Marar Prairie to Harar.
  8. Ten Days at Harar.
  9. A Ride to Berberah.
  10. Berberah and its Environs.



  1. Diary and Observations made by Lieutenant Speke, when attempting to reach the Wady Nogal.
  2. Harari Language.
  3. Meteorological Observations in the Cold Season of 1854-5, by Lieutenants Herne, Stroyan, and Burton.
  4. A brief description of certain peculiar customs, noticed in Nubia, by Brown and Werne under the name of fibulation. [omitted].
  5. A condensed account of an attempt to reach Harar From Ankobar.

Harar from the Coffe Stream

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