In the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia and Somaliland are two of the most spectacular places on the planet that you will most certainly be able to witness, and you will not be disappointed by your experience at all if you decide to go on a tour of the continent. It is certainly a worthwhile experience to take a tour of Ethiopia and Somaliland. Due to the fact that it is the most affordable tour combining these two countries, this is an excellent choice.
Besides this exciting new adventure destination, there are many other highlights to check out, including Somaliland (which is different from greater Somalia), as well as Ethiopia, a country that has recently emerged from decades of rapid development in the tourism industry and is ready to welcome visitors to its shores.
Depending on your arrival time, you might have an opportunity to tour the city. This includes visiting the Archeological Museum (where you can meet Lucy, a 3.25 million year old fossil), the Holy Trinity Cathedral, the Ethnological Museum (the former residence of Emperor Haile Sellassie) and the Mercato (the biggest open-air market in Africa). Overnight in Addis Ababa at Swiss Inn Nexus Hotel or similar.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for a one-hour flight to Dire Dawa, where ground transport will be waiting for your travel to Harar. From Dire Dawa to Harar, the journey is approximately 55 kilometers. On arrival in Harar, you are escorted to your hotel. Following the meeting with the local guide at the hotel, you will explore the old town and feed the Hynes at night. Overnight in Harar at Heritage plaza Hotel or similar
Proceed to Wajaale after breakfast and before crossing the border, stopover in Jigjiga, the capital of Somalia’s Ethiopian territory and enjoy lunch. We begin our trip to the border with Somaliland at Wajaale, and end our trip in Ethiopia at the same location.
Upon arrival in Hargeisa, 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 Damal Hotel or similar.
Morning drive to Laas Geel, the most important rock art site in Africa. These caves contain some of the oldest cave paintings on the Horn of Africa. The vibrant colors and well-preserved paintings are estimated to be around ten thousand years old. Continue driving to the coastal city of Berbera.
Upon our arrival, visit a historical Ottoman Mosque and Ottoman houses. Late lunch was served at an Ottoman house. Take a short boat trip to go hunt for shipwrecks in the Gulf of Aden. Relax and swim at an untouched beach, where local youth and families come and enjoy their downtime. (Due to local culture, ladies will need to cover their bodies while in water.) Tour the historic town of Berbera in the early evening, where you will find more Ottoman, Persian, and British architecture of historic interest. This will be a great chance for some amazing photographs at sunset. Dinner and overnight in Berbera at Damal Hotel or similars. (BLD)
After breakfast, enjoy some free time in Berbera. Drive to the small town of Sheikh in the mountains, stop for some tea, walk around and enjoy the pleasant climate. Visit the ruins of Ferdusa – a 16th-century city. Drive back to Hargeisa in time for the last supper! Dinner and overnight in Hargeisa at Damal Hotel or similar. (BLD)
Transfer to the airport and tour ends.
This tour is priced per person.
1 person: $1900
2 up to 4 people travelling together: $1500 per person
5 up to 10 people travelling together: $1200 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%.
Bookings can be made at any time of the year.
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.
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.
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.
IMPORTANT: The cancellation policy stated above does not apply if a prior agreement has been made with Somaliland Travel Agency.
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:
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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