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Djibouti – Somaliland – Eritrea Off the Beaten Path

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  • Duration: 7 DAYS
  • Countries: Djibouti - Somaliland - Eritrea
  • Availability: Anytime

Tour Details

You are looking for a tour that takes you to three interesting countries in the Horn of Africa on a budget. This tour may be the perfect choice for you if you are looking to see Somaliland, Djibouti, and Eritrea on one trip.

There are a number of highlights of this new adventure destination, including Somaliland (not to be confused with greater Somalia), the enigmatic and little-visited Djibouti, as well as Eritrea, which has recently emerged from decades of isolation and is ready to welcome the world.

What's Included

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Ground transport
  • English speaking guide
  • Escort 
  • Travel permits
  • Permission letters for the sightseeing and sites
  • Site entrance fees
  • Taxation

What's is not included

  • Visa costs
  • PCR-test 
  • Flight tickets
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for drivers and guide
  • Other personal expenses

Day 1:Arrival in Djibouti city (Djibouti)

When you arrive in Djibouti city, you will be greeted by an airport pickup and driven to Ras Dika hotel. If your arrival time permits, you will have a city tour; otherwise, you will stay in the hotel for the remainder of the day. Overnight Ras Dika hotel or similar

Day 2:Djibouti City - Lac Assal - Djibouti city

After breakfast, we then drive to Lake Assal, the lowest point in Africa. On our way, we also visit the Panoramic view of Canyon Adaleh and the Panoramic view of Goubet. In Lake Assal, the big salt field makes you feel like walking in nowhere land. The water has bright colors that change from time to time because of the sun’s reflection. The trip ends with a drive back to Djibouti City and overnight Ras Dika hotel or similar.

Day 3:Djibouti city - Hargeisa (Somaliland)

Upon arrival in Hargeisa, you will be taken to your hotel. We will provide a walking tour of the city center if there is sufficient time. Depending on your arrival time in Hargeisa, if you arrive in the morning you will have a full day of city sightseeing, but if you arrive in the evening you will stay at your hotel the rest of the day. Overnight at the Damal Hotel.

Day 4:Hargeisa - Laas Geel - Hargeisa

Early morning visit camel market before travel the caves of Laas Geel, where rock art dating back more than 5,000 years has been found – one of the most well-preserved examples of rock art in Africa, and a highlight of the journey. A French team led by Xavier Gutherz discovered the site in 2002 during their study of the origins of pastoralism in the Horn of Africa. Along with the paintings, lithic tools were found scattered throughout the site, and there are many tombs marked with stelae and mounds in the nearby area.

There are approximately 20 rock shelters with paintings, the largest of which measures approximately 10 meters in length. Most of them appear to be humpless cows with curved or lyre-like white horns (sometimes with reddish tips) and marked udders. After returning to Hargeisa city, and overnight in Hargeisa at the Damal hotel.

Day 5:Hargeisa - Asmara (Eritrea)

Upon arrival at Asmara International Airport from Djibouti, you will be taken to your hotel after completing customs formalities. You will have the opportunity to tour the city if time permits. Otherwise, you will remain at the hotel for the remainder of the day. Overnight in Asmara at the Star hotel or similar.

Day 6:Asmara - Massawa - Asmara

In the early morning, we will travel to Massawa, a harbour town on the Red Sea. Once we arrive in Massawa, we will visit the archeological sites and buildings built by the Egyptians and Turks. After lunch, return to Asmara for the city tour. We will visit the National Museum of Eritrea and the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary. We also stopped by the Enda Mariam Orthodox Cathedral for a photo. In the late afternoon, we’ll visit Medebar, one of the most popular markets in the city. Overnight in Asmara at the Star Hotel or a similar.

Day 7:Departure

On the final day of your tour, you will have some free time to explore Asmara city if time permits before your departure. Our tour guide will take you to the airport for your flight back home, or to your next destination.

Prices & Dates


This tour is priced per person.

  • 1 person: $2665

  • 2 up to 3 people travelling together: $2080 per person

  • 4 up to 12 people travelling together: $1800 per person


    The deposit required to confirm your booking is 10%.


Bookings can be made at any time of the year. 

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 10% deposit payment in advance. This can be done via an online to our Business 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 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 Somaliland Travel Agency.

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.


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