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Djibouti – Somaliland – South Sudan

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  • Duration: 7 DAYS
  • Countries: Djibouti - Somaliland - South Sudan
  • Availability: Anytime
Overview

Tour Details

It is particularly interesting to visit Djibouti, Somaliland, and South Sudan in the Horn of Africa and Eas Africa combined. Somaliland, which does not exist, and Djibouti, one of the smallest countries on the continent. South Sudan is the newest nation in Africa.

Our journey begins in the former French colony of Somalia, now known as Djibouti. Despite being a very small country, Djibouti has some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. Lac Abbe and Lac Assal are two of the most picturesque lakes in the region due to their salt and sulfur content. 

As a final point, we will have been able to visit not one, but two ethnic groups in South Sudan. It will be an amazing experience to meet warm local tribes and to see some of the most incredible things that most foreigners have never seen before. 

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
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • PCR-test 
  • Flight tickets
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for drivers and guide
  • Other personal expenses
Itinerary

Day 1:Arrival in Djibouti

When you arrive in Djibouti city, you will be greeted by an airport pickup and driven to Menelik 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 in Djibouti city at Menelik 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 Menelik hotel or similar hotels. 

Day 3:DJIBOUTI - HARGEISA

When you arrive in Hargeisa, you will be greeted by an airport pickup and driven to Damal Hotel or similar. After check in the hotel you will visit you will visit the livestock market where you can purchase your own camel or goat! For those who can’t fit a camel in their luggage, this market will provide great photo opportunities and a chance to see how the locals do business. Then lunch at newly opened and popular Yemen restaurant run by refugees from Yemen and will take a little rest due to the siesta time.

In the afternoon, you will have city sightseeing which include walking tour around the city center of Hargeisa to get a further sense of the people and the city. Here you will see the central market, and the MiG Jet Fighter War Memorial which stands for the atrocities committed by the dictator during the Civil War, and get some currency converted into schillings at one of the famous street exchange “offices”. Also, Dinner at your hotel, you can familiarize yourself by walking around the bustling city center in Hargeisa and have chai with the friendly locals. Overnight in Damal Hotel, Hargeisa or similar.

Day 4:HARGEISA - LAASGEEL - HARGEISA

Visit 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. We will return to Hargeisa city and visit the nearby Camel farm after visiting the site. Dinner and overnight at Damal Hotel Hargeisa or a similar hotel. 

Day 5:HARGEISA - JUBA

Fly into Juba, the capital of South Sudan. Your guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. If you have time according to your arrival time in Juba, spend the rest of the day exploring the Konyo-Konyo market. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight in Juba at Royal Palace Hotel.

Day 6:Juba - Mundari - Juba

In the morning, we have breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Mundari camp – driving time varies since Mundari camp is always moving. It can take anywhere from 15 minutes to three hours! The drive includes stops at small villages and photo opportunities. Next, you will be introduced to a Mundari settlement, where you will be granted access to the tribe by the village chief.

Around sunset, the herders will return to the village with their livestock in masses and begin preparing them for the evening. Additionally, the smoke prepared by the Mundari to repel mosquitoes creates a mist that will enhance the unique atmosphere. After spending time with the Mudari people, return to Juba and stay at the Royal Palace hotel or a similar hotel overnight.

Day 7:Juba Tour and Airport transfer

In the morning, you will enjoy a city tour of Juba, including a visit to Juba University. This university was founded in 1975 to serve the southern parts of Sudan with high quality higher education. You will have the opportunity to meet some of South Sudan’s brightest students at this event. In Bari culture, Jubek is one of the most significant figures whose history is rife with tension. A capital named after Jubek was established in recognition of his high esteem in the country. There are several markets in South Sudan, but the biggest one is in Konyo. It is an amazing fusion of the diverse ethnicities of South Sudan. After the city tour you will be taken to the airport and tour ends

 

Prices & Dates

Prices

This tour is priced per person.

  • 1 person: $2650

  • 2 up to 4 people travelling together: $2070 per person

  • 5 up to 10 people travelling together: $1830 per person

  • If you are traveling with more than ten people, you will receive a significant discount. Please contact us for more information.

     

    The deposit required to confirm your booking is 10%

Dates

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.

Refund

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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