Somaliland and Eritrea – Tourism and Travel

Travel to Somaliland

Following Young Pioneer Tours successful research trip to the breakaway state of Somaliland and more importantly our first group tour to Somaliland to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the independence we are pleased to announce that we will be running our second tour to Somaliland in 2017 again to coincide with their independence day celebrations. Check out the link for more details.

Whilst we currently only plan to have one group tour a year to Somaliland we fully appreciate that some people might wish to go at other times of year and as such are happy to announce we will now be offering independent travel packages to Hargeisa and the country at large.

Whilst Somaliland is not North Korea, it is still not one of the easiest places to visit, with all guests required to use a local registered agent, such as Young Pioneer Tours that comes with a guide, and even your own personal armed guards. Please get in touch if you would like to arrange an independent tour to Somaliland.

Travel to Eritrea

Following Young Pioneer Tours January research trip to Eritrea and our subsequent first tour where we took 20 people to celebrate the 25th year of Eritrean independence. The trip was frankly out of this world and we are already looking forward to our next group tour to Eritrea to celebrate the 26th birthday of the country.
Whilst we are only currently planning on taking one group tour a year to the country, we do understand that one date per year is certainly not enough for intrepid country collectors that want to visit Eritrea. We are therefore very happy to announce that in cooperation with our tourism partners in Asmara we are now able to offer independent travel packages to Eritrea.

Eritrea whilst certainly not as strict for for tourism as North Korea, does still have quite a strict visa policy, and unfortunately simply applying for a visa and rocking up in the country won't work, and to get your visa to Eritrea generally speaking you should be part of an organized tour by an authorized agency to Eritrea such as Young Pioneer Tours. That being said the packages that we offer can be highly customized and when in the city you are perfectly free to “wander off” unlike in North Korea.
We are currently working on a dedicated page for independent travel and visa services to Eritrea, but in the meantime please feel free to contact us if you would like us to design an individual quote for you.