56 days in Somalia Itinerary

56 days in Somalia Itinerary

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Mogadishu
— 18 nights
Fly to Djibouti, Drive to Saylac
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Saylac
— 17 nights
Fly to Hargeisa, Drive to Hargeysa
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Hargeysa
— 19 nights
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Mogadishu — 18 nights

Swim in the warm waters, stroll over white sand, or play volleyball and other sports on the beaches of Mogadishu, the White Pearl of the Indian Ocean.
Mogadishu is known for beaches, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Liido Beach Somalia, stroll through Gezira Beach, get into the urban bustle at Villa Somalia, and pause for some photo ops at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier -Mogadishu.

For more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Mogadishu journey planning website.

Exeter, UK to Mogadishu is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to East Africa Time is 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Mogadishu can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Saylac.
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Shopping · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Saylac — 17 nights

Zeila, also known as Zaila, is a port city in the northwestern Awdal region of Somaliland.In antiquity, it was identified with the commercial port of Avalites described in the 1st century Greco-Roman travelogue the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea, an area that was situated in the historic northern Barbara region. Saylac is known for historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid al-Qiblatayn Mosque.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Saylac trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Mogadishu to Saylac takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mogadishu in May: highs in Saylac hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 31°C. On the 7th (Tue), you'll travel to Hargeysa.
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Historic Sites
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Hargeysa — 19 nights

A capital of the self-declared state of Somaliland, Hargeisa is the second-largest city in Somalia.
Hargeysa is known for nature, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Laas Geel, browse the different shops at Dahabshiil Business Centre, browse the fresh offerings at Livestock Market, and explore the galleries of Saryan Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hargeysa itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Saylac to Hargeysa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Saylac in June, you will find days in Hargeysa are little chillier (36°C), and nights are cooler (22°C). You'll set off for home on the 26th (Sun).
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Shopping · Parks · Nature · Museums

Somalia travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
With ancient historical sites, the longest coastline on the continent, a rich and varied cuisine, and sprawling desert and savannah landscapes, Somalia has plenty to make it appealing to international visitors. Events in the recent past, however, made holidays in Somalia nearly impossible. The civil war that began in 1991 led to the country being declared a failed state. The introduction of a new constitution and government in 2012 has led to a glimmer of optimism.
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