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.
Pick up at the international airport in Garowe, the capital of Puntland, and then transfer to Eyl, the former pirate capital of Somalia in the Indian Ocean. A long drive around the Nugaal region will not lead you to pirates. Instead, it will lead you to an incredibly beautiful beach that is equal to any other famous beach in the world! You wouldn’t expect this from Somalia, would you?
Eyl served as the pirates’ base of operations, where they traded and negotiated ransoms. Their arrival resulted in an increase in prices in local markets and a higher level of living for the local population. However, they also brought with them crime, drugs, and prostitution, according to sources from the city authorities.
On the tour to Eyl, travelers will have the opportunity to visit the following sites:
Sunrise at EYL Italian Fort, Daarta Sayidka Fort, and a swim and boat ride at EYL Beach. An open-air art museum is located in the Old Daawad and Badey Villages in EYL. During the Battle of Italy, EYL Military Base was used by the British. Spend the night in Eyl.
As soon as you have finished your tour of Eyl, we will head back to Garowe, the capital of Puntland, after breakfast. We will visit the local markets of Garowe as well as experience the daily life of the city, seeing the economic engines of industry and trade within the city. Additionally, we will visit villages and farms outside the city as well as experiencing Puntland’s rural reality. Stay overnight in Garowe.
Your security escort will drop you at the airport to catch your flight. No sightseeing on the final day.
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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