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  • 3 Days in Mogadishu City Tour
  • Tour code: SM-DT/01
Tour Details


Somalia is on the Horn of Africa and links between the Arab world and the African yet with a flavor all of its own. Essentially the country is divided into 5 autonomous regions including Puntland and the self-declared Somaliland government.

Think Somalia and what springs to mind? PiratesCivil WarIslamic militants? Suffice to say it’s not your average holiday destination.

Until 2012 the country had been without a government for two lawless decades and, although the fractured nation had witnessed a period of relative stability recently, it remains highly dangerous.

Somalia is isolated for two decades due to the severe instability in the region but we can now take small groups to the capital of Somalia Mogadishu. As well as offering a unique experience, Somalia presents unique dangers.

The Price Includes

  • Accommodation with Breakfast
  • Transportation with driver
  • Travel permit
  • Permission letters for the sightseeing and sites
  • Site entrance fees in Somalia
  • Escort (Armed security police)
  • English speaking guide

The Price Does not Include

  • Visa costs
  • PCR-test
  • Flights
  • Arrival/Departure tax
  • Meals
  • Other personal expenses

What to Expect


Day 1Mogadishu

Pick up at the airport and our representatives will assist you with obtaining your visa on arrival and take you to your guesthouse for a briefing. Afterwards, you’ll go on an orientation tour around the city, including an opportunity to swim at Lido beach, walk through the ruined Italian colonial architecture and see the monument to the unknown soldier. You will have a chance to use the security team’s experience and that of a local fixer who has worked with several journalists to get an insight into life in Mogadishu today. (LD)

Day 2Mogadishu (Full day Exploring)

Once again, armed with your security team and fixer you’ll be able to visit the markets, bazaars, and beaches of this traumatised yet vibrant city. This will include the harbour and lighthouse area. (BLD)

Day 3Departure

Your security escort will drop you at the airport to catch your flight. No sightseeing on the final day. (B)

Tour Note

Custom Tours

Our custom tours are tailor-made itineraries designed for individual travellers, families, or a small group.

We can arrange an itinerary around your interests, dates, and special requests, all our tours include private drivers, private touring, unique accommodations, and exclusive experiences.

First, we encourage you to view our published itineraries and if it is not fit your interest then contact us and let us design a customized itinerary for you.

Payment Method

We always advise booking in advance. For confirmation of the tours, we require a 5% deposit payment in advance. This can be done via CREDIT CARD or Wire Transfer to our European Bank account in USD. The remaining can be paid upon arrival in cash USD.

However, you can choose to pay the full amount in advance via our Somaliland Business bank transfer. We will always send the invoice with all the banking details.

IMPORTANT: All wiring fees need to be paid by the customer. Visit Horn of Africa cannot be held responsible for the failure of booking due to a delay in payment.

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your booking, the following conditions apply. A deposit payment has to be made to Visit Horn of Africa 30 days before the scheduled departure/beginning of the Tour.

  • 21 days before arrival – 20% of the total tour price will be charged
  • 15 Days before arrival – 40% of total tour price will be charged
  • 7 Days before arrival – 100% of total tour price will be charged

IMPORTANT: The cancellation policy stated above does not apply if a prior agreement has been made with Visit Horn of Africa.

Change in Itinerary

Visit Horn of Africa tries to follow the agreed tour program with its clients as much
as possible. However, under certain circumstance, we might need to change the program
due to: Road conditions, safety, adverse weather conditions, civil war, strike, cancellation
or delay of domestic flights, high-level government meeting.


In the case where Visit Horn of Africa does not provide one of the services
mentioned in the program, we will provide a refund for the services not rendered, except
in the following cases:

  1. Cases of force majeure, adverse weather conditions, cancellation or delay of domestic
    flights, civil war, strike, road conditions, high-level government meeting.
  2. Change in Itinerary by Somaliland Travel Agency if we judge that the context endangers the safety of the customer.

Domestic & International Flights

A delay or cancellation of scheduled flights is not the responsibility of Visit Horn of Africa. We will, however, provide all the necessary assistance to our customers in such circumstances. All airfares are subject to availability at time of booking. Please also note that fares are subject to change without notice and are not guaranteed until purchased.

FAQ - Somalia

Flights and Visas?

A letter of invitation will be issued and the visa collected at Mogadishu airport. The visa costs US$50 (payable in US$).

Regarding flights, We suggest booking Turkish Airways and Ethiopian Airlines to Mogadishu.


All meals are included at the Hotel. Meals in restaurants outside the guesthouse are not included.


The accommodation is in a secure Hotel. You will have a private room with wifi.


When outside of the guest house you will be accompanied by a security detail with two vehicles complete with local fixer/translator. This is to ensure your security and to enable you to safely visit the areas you wish with informed and detailed information on what you are seeing.


Trips to Somalia do create dangers all of their own and whilst we want you to have as much freedom as possible we must state that the security team have the final word with regards to changes in the itinerary for safety reasons. Whilst security has improved recently in Mogadishu and deterioration to security could result in the cancellation of all or parts of the trip at short notice.


Somaliland is hot and so light clothes are generally a good idea. Islamic dress applies for women. Headscarves should be worn at all times.
Long-sleeved blouses or shirts are required and preferably long skirts, although loose-fitting trousers may also work. Islamic long coats, ‘manteaux’, would not be necessary.

Is Alcohol allowed?

Alcohol is not available in Somaliland and is illegal to bring into the country.

Pricing cost

Pricing cost

US$1200 per person based on one person travelling
US$900 per person based on two people travelling
US$800 per person based on three people travelling

Please contact us with requests for any amendments to the standard itinerary and for prices to suit your preferred dates of travel and the number of travelers in your party.

For book please fill the inquiry form but if you need confirmation of your booking make a deposit of 5% in order to secure your booking, however, no booking is fully confirmed until a deposit has been paid.

If you have any questions please email us: info@visithornafrica.com

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