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Somaliland – Mogadishu – Puntland

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  • Duration: 9 DAYS
  • Countries: Somaliland - Mogadishu - Puntland
  • Availability: Anytime
Overview

Tour Details

During this 9-day tour you will visit Somaliland, Mogadishu, and Puntland, as well as the most eastern corner of Africa, Cape Guardafui, and Somaliland, which does not exist, as well as Mogadishu Somalia, which has been off limits to travelers for over 20 years. The Horn of Africa is home to some of the most fascinating places in the world.

What's Included

  • Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • 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
  • PCR-test 
  • Flight tickets
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for drivers and guide
  • Other personal expenses
Itinerary

Day 1:Arrival in Hargeisa

Arrive in Hargeisa and transfer to your hotel, Spend the afternoon exploring the city and seeing some of its sights, including the War Memorial with its unusual monument of a, crashed MiG fighter plane, the markets – including the gold and camel markets. Overnight Damal Hotel or similar.

Day 2: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.

Day 3:Hargeisa - Mogadishu

Pick up at the airport and our guide will assist you with obtaining your visa on arrival and take you to your Shamo hotel for a briefing. Afterward, you will go to an orientation then time to relax and to swim at Lido beach, come back to the hotel and overnight at Shamo hotel. 

Day 4:Mogadishu

Start the day with a visit to the fish market after breakfast. Mogadishu’s fish market is one of the most photogenic places in the city. During the morning hours it comes alive with activity. Take a look at the old harbor. It is the oldest port in Somalia. Visit Mogadishu’s iconic lighthouse, which was reconstructed during the Italian colonial era. While it is no longer operational, it remains an important symbol of Mogadishu’s maritime heritage. While the staircases were deliberately damaged during the Civil War, if you are brave enough to climb to the top, the view over the bay is definitely worth it.

Lunch at a local Somali restaurant. You will have the opportunity to taste some traditional Somali cuisine. You will visit bazaars and malls called Mogdishu Mall. Take a stroll through the shopping areas to gain an understanding of everyday life in Somalia. The SYL Monument is also worth visiting. SYL (Somali Youth League) was the first political party in Somalia. In the 1940s, it played a key role in bringing the nation to independence. From the 1950s till the 1960s. Every year in Somalia, the Somali Youth League commemorates its founding on May 15, 1943.

Monument at Dhagaxtuur. The monument symbolizes the struggle for independence from colonial rule. You can visit the Union Mosque. This is one of the largest religious sites in the Horn of Africa, with a capacity of over 10,000 people, and is also known as the mosque of Islamic solidarity and peace. Dinner and overnight at Shamo hotel.

Day 5:Mogadishu - Bosaso

Arrive at Bosaso, transfer your accommodation hotel and lunch. In the Afternoon we head around the cultural markets and historical monuments of Bosaso, experience local everyday life, see the economic engines of industry and trade of the city. Overnight in Bosaso. 

Day 6:Bosaso - Baargaal

Early breakfast and travel to Baargaal. Baargaal District now trades and transports tons of fresh fish to Ethiopia for the first time since Somalia’s central government collapsed in 1991, Baargaal faces the Guardafui Channel in the Indian Ocean, A long journey that will take 8 hours drive. For the night stay at a hotel in Baargaal. 

Day 7: Baargaal - Tohin - Cape Guardafui - Baargaal

Early in the morning, we depart for Cape Guardafui and drive through the desert to reach this area of the island. Located on the southeast coast of mainland Africa, Cape Guardafui is the second easternmost point on the continent after Ras Hafun and where the Indian ocean and red sea meet. In the evening, come back to Baargaal and spend the night there. 

Day 8:Baargaal - Bosaso

Earlier breakfast and travel back to Bosaso a unique adventure starts where a day trip off-road is exciting in all sorts of ways. arrive and overnight at Bosaso after a 12 hour drive. 

Day 9:Departure

Your security escort will drop you at the airport to catch your flight. No sightseeing on the final day. 

Prices & Dates

Prices

This tour is priced per person

  • 1 person: $6500
  • 2 up to 4 people travelling together: $5500 per person
  • 5 up to 10 people travelling together: $4500 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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