Puntland is named after the legendary land known to the ancient Egyptians as Punt, and includes Cape Guardafui, the most eastern point in Africa. In August 1998, the new government was formed in response to escalating clan warfare in southern Somalia following Siad Barre’s fall, and its constitution was drafted at a three-month constitutional conference in Garoowe, which was attended by the region’s leading politicians, clan elders, businessmen, and intellectuals.
Puntland has a similar political structure to Somaliland, in which clan elders play an important role in supporting the democratically elected president. But unlike its western neighbour, it has never sought formal independence, and its long-term goal is to become a federal state within a greater Somalia. Located in the northeastern part of Somalia, it is the country’s largest and most beautiful coastline. It has a very warm climate, however, its beautiful beaches will allow you to withstand the heat without difficulty. Puntland has access to both the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean, which would be ideal for sailing if there were no pirates. Therefore, if you do not wish to run into the real Jack Sparrow, it would be best to stay near the shoreline.
You will arrive at the Bosaso International Airport, where you will be met by our tour guide who will take you to your hotel. After settling in, you will have some free time to explore the city and its surroundings. Bosaso is a coastal city with a rich history and culture, so there’s plenty to see and experience. Overnight in Bosaso and stay your assigned hotel.
In the morning, we will travel to Qardho, the former capital city of Somali pirates in Puntland state of Somalia, and en route, we will visit Qardho, the oldest settlement in Puntland. A history buff will find this quite interesting since Qardho was the capital of the Majeerteen Sultanate during the early modern era and at the end of the 20th century, and it is also the home of the King of Puntland, who you may be able to meet during your short visit to Qardho. In the early 20th century, the city was controlled by the Italians as a part of the Italian Somalia region. In the late afternoon, you will arrive in Eyl, where you will have dinner and spend the night.
During your stay in Eyl the Somali former pirate capital of Eyl in the Indian Ocean from Garowe. After a long drive around the Nugaal region you will not run into pirates, but come across the incredibly beautiful beach that can stand alongside every other famous beach in the world! and you will not expect this from Somalia?
The pirates chose Eyl as their base, where they would trade and negotiate ransoms. On the one hand, they brought a lot of money with them, which caused prices in local markets to rise and the population to earn well, but on the other hand – according to sources from the city authorities they brought crime, drugs and prostitution. Spend the night in Eyl.
A tour of Eyl is scheduled after breakfast. After finishing the tour of Eyl, we will travel to Garowe, Puntland’s capital. While visiting Puntland’s capital, we will take a tour of its historical monuments, cultural markets, and everyday life, see the economic engines of industry and trade within the city and rural life. Stay overnight in Garowe.
Transfer to the airport and tour ends
This tour is priced per person.
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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