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.
Your adventure starts with your arrival in Bosaso, the economic capital of Puntland, situated in the northeastern part of Somalia. Upon arrival, you will be met by our friendly and professional tour guide, who will transfer you to your hotel in Bosaso. After a brief rest, you will embark on a city tour, which includes visits to the local markets, the historical buildings, and the beautiful beaches. You will have an opportunity to interact with the friendly locals, sample the local cuisine, and learn about the rich history and culture of Puntland. Overnight in Bosasa at your assigned hotel.
After breakfast, we will embark on a scenic drive to Ras Hafun, a picturesque coastal town located at the easternmost point of the Horn of Africa. Along the way, you will pass through rugged terrain, scenic valleys, and nomadic settlements. Upon arrival in Ras Hafun, you will check into your hotel, which offers breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. You will have the rest of the day to explore the town, swim in the crystal-clear waters, and watch the stunning sunsets. Overnight in Ras Hafun at your assigned hotel.
After breakfast, we will head to Baargaal, a historic town known for its ancient architecture and rich cultural heritage. Along the way, we will pass through scenic landscapes, rugged mountains, and nomadic settlements. Upon arrival in Baargaal, you will check into your hotel, which is nestled amidst the lush greenery of the town. You will have the rest of the day to explore the town, visit the ancient ruined buildings and the beautiful beach, and interact with the friendly locals. Overnight in Baargaal at your assigned hotel.
Today, we will embark on a full-day excursion to Tohin and Cape Guardafou, two of the most spectacular natural wonders in Puntland. We will start with a visit to Tohin, a beautiful oasis surrounded by towering sand dunes and palm trees. You will have an opportunity to climb the dunes, swim in the refreshing pools, and enjoy a picnic lunch amidst the stunning scenery.
After lunch, we will head to Cape Guardafou, a dramatic headland that offers panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. You will have an opportunity to hike to the top of the headland, visit the lighthouse, and watch the spectacular waves crashing against the rocks below. We will return to Baargaal in the evening for a well-deserved rest. Overnight in Baargaal at your hotel.
After breakfast, we will start our journey back to Bosaso, stopping at various points of interest along the way. You will have an opportunity to interact with the friendly locals, sample the local cuisine, and take in the stunning scenery. Upon arrival in Bosaso, you will check into your hotel for a final night in Puntland. Overnight in Bosaso at your assigned hotel.
After breakfast, we will transfer you to the airport for your departure flight. You will leave Puntland with unforgettable memories of your 6-day adventure and a deep appreciation for the beauty and hospitality of this remarkable region.
This tour is priced per person.
A 10% advance payment is required for booking confirmation.
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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