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Independent Tour to Somaliland

Somaliland is probably the world’s most functional unrecognized country. Tucked in between Djibouti and Somalia, the state has its own currency, government and even its own passport. Somaliland has some of the best cave paintings of Africa and also offer a safe alternative to visiting Somalia or seeing some of the Somali culture. Young Pioneer Tours can arrange all sorts of tours, activities, interviews and filming in Somaliland and here is a quick display of some of the possibilities. Just get in touch!

Prices can fluctuate, get in touch for a direct, up-to-date quote

Possibilities

  • Visit of the main cities of Somaliland :Hargeisa, Berbera and Burao
  • Visit of nomadic camps
  • Day trips to cave art sites
  • Camping
  • Culinary Tour of Somaliland
  • Hargeisa Marathon
  • Volunteering
  • Cultural shows
  • Water sports
  • Interviews with Somaliland intellectuals
  • Visit of a Cheetah preservation ranch
  • Film shooting
  • Travel from the Ethiopian border ($120 USD)
  • Travel from the Djibouti border, the worst and most exciting road of all Africa (on demand)

Sample Itineraries

Last but not least, here are some of the sample itineraries we can arrange in Somaliland, for different lengths of time. These itineraries can be entirely customized to suit your needs and requirements.

For all these tours the price includes:

  • Transportation as per itinerary from airport pickup to drop off
  • Accommodation in 3 star hotels (upgrade available for $60/person per night)
  • Visa support (now visa on arrival for most, visa support for the rest)
  • Armed guard escort
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Travel permits

Shortest Tour: 2 days & 1 night

Day 1 – Hargeisa/Laasgeel/ Hargeisa

  • Arrival in Hargeisa where you will be picked up by your guide and taken for breakfast or lunch (depending on your arrival time).
  • Travel to the caves of Las Geel, where rock art dating back 5,000 years has been found – some of the best preserved examples in all of Africa.
  • 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 as well as the markets – including the gold and camel markets.
  • Overnight in Sugaal Hotel or similar.

Day 2: Departure

  • Transfer to the airport according to your flight time and end of the tour.
Number of customers
Price per customer (USD)
1 $355
2-3 $295
4-14 $245

3 days & 2 nights – Hargeisa and Berbera

Day 1 – Hargeisa

  • Arrival in Hargeisa where you will be picked up by your guide and taken for breakfast or lunch (depending on your arrival time).
  • 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 as well as the markets – including the gold and camel markets.
  • Visit the Massala view, the best viewpoint over the whole of Hargeisa, from which the two hills known as Naaso Hablood (Girl’s breast) can be seen
  • Overnight in Sugaal Hotel or similar.

Day 2 – Hargeisa/Laas Geel/Berbera/Hargeisa

  • After breakfast, travel to the caves of Las Geel, where rock art dating back 5,000 years has been found – some of the best preserved examples in all of Africa
  • Heading down the highway to Berbera. Berbera is the most important port of Somaliland, where the country’s main export, livestock, is shipped to the arabian peninsula mostly.
  • Visit the numerous buildings dating from the Ottoman period in Berbera.
  • After dinner in Berbera, heading back to Hargeisa
  • Overnight in Sugaal Hotel or similar

Day 3: Departure

  • Transfer to the airport according to your flight time and end of the tour
Number of customers
Price per customer (USD)
1 $545
2-3 $445
4-14 $395

3 nights, 4 days – Hargeisa and Berbera overnight

Day 1 – Hargeisa

  • Arrival in Hargeisa where you will be picked up by your guide and taken for breakfast or lunch (depending on your arrival time).
  • 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 as well as the markets – including the gold and camel markets.
  • Visit the Massala view, the best viewpoint over the whole of Hargeisa, from which the two hills known as Naaso Hablood (Girl’s breast) can be seen
  • Overnight in Sugaal Hotel or similar.

Day 2 – Hargeisa/Laas Geel/Berbera

  • After breakfast, travel to the caves of Las Geel, where rock art dating back 5,000 years has been found – some of the best preserved examples in all of Africa
  • Heading down the highway to Berbera. Berbera is the most important port of Somaliland, where the country’s main export, livestock, is shipped to the arabian peninsula mostly.
  • Visit the numerous buildings dating from the Ottoman period in Berbera
  • Dinner of fresh seafood in Berbera
  • Overnight in Damal Hotel Berbera or similar

Day 3 – Berbera/Hargeisa

  • This morning, water activities can be arranged in Berbera such as a boat ride (extra $200 for the whole group) or scuba diving (extra cost)
  • For those not interested in boat rides, more time will be spent exploring the old town of Berbera
  • After lunch, heading back to Hargeisa
  • Overnight in Sugaal Hotel or similar

Day 4 – Departure

  • Transfer to the airport according to your flight time and end of the tour
Number of customers
Price per customer (USD)
1 $795
2-3 $645
4-14 $545

4 nights, 5 days – Highlights of Somaliland

Day 1 – Hargeisa

  • Arrival in Hargeisa where you will be picked up by your guide and taken for breakfast or lunch (depending on your arrival time).
  • 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 as well as the markets – including the gold and camel markets.
  • Visit the Massala view, the best viewpoint over the whole of Hargeisa, from which the two hills known as Naaso Hablood (Girl’s breast) can be seen
  • Overnight in Sugaal Hotel or similar

Day 2 – Hargeisa/Dhagah Khoure/Borama/Hargeisa

  • Waking up early for a full day excursion eastwards
  • Your first stop is the town of Arabsiyo and its valleys, on the way to Gabiley. The town of Gabiley is known as the breadbasket of Somaliland and is renowned for its agriculture.
  • You will then also visit the rock art site at Dhagah Khoure, famous for its ancient petroglyphs
  • You will then head to Borama where you can have lunch and walk around a lesser visited town
  • Heading back to Hargeisa
  • Overnight in Sugaal Hotel or similar

Day 3 – Hargeisa/Laas Geel/Berbera

  • After breakfast, travel to the caves of Las Geel, where rock art dating back 5,000 years has been found – some of the best preserved examples in all of Africa
  • Heading down the highway to Berbera. Berbera is the most important port of Somaliland, where the country’s main export, livestock, is shipped to the arabian peninsula mostly.
  • Visit the numerous buildings dating from the Ottoman period in Berbera
  • Dinner of fresh seafood in Berbera
  • Overnight in Damal Hotel Berbera or similar

Day 4 – Berbera/Sheikh/Hargeisa

  • This morning, water activities can be arranged in Berbera such as a boat ride (extra $200 for the whole group) or scuba diving (extra cost)
  • For those not interested in boat rides, more time will be spent exploring the old town of Berbera
  • After lunch, you will be heading to the magnificient hill sceneries of Sheikh
  • Stop by the ruins of Ferdusa, a city dating back to the 16th century
  • Returning to Hargeisa
  • Overnight in Sugaal Hotel or similar

Day 5 – Departure

  • Transfer to the airport according to your flight time and end of the tour
Number of customers
Price per customer (USD)
1 $945
2-3 $795
4-14 $645
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