Eritrea is a fascinating country which falls well below most travellers’ radars thus making it one of our favourite countries to visit! Eritrea boasts a pristine coastline and untouched Red Sea islands as well as some of the best-kept colonial architecture in Africa.
|Group A: Eritrea
|Group B: Mogadishu, Somalia
|Group C: Eritrea & Mogadishu, Somalia
Having been colonised in part by the Turks and Egyptians, Eritrea took on a European flavour with the arrival of the Italians in 1885 during their belated entry in the “scramble for Africa”. The legacies of successive foreign forces, combined with a rich mix of nine local ethnic groups, have created a diverse cultural landscape that offers the best of African, Middle Eastern and European influences.
The Eritrean capital city of Asmara is like a film set from an early Italian movie, with vintage Italian coffee machines and outstanding examples of Art-Deco architecture. Although the country faces numerous hardships, it paradoxically remains one of Africa’s most peaceful, secure, and welcoming destinations.
Make the most of your visit to this region of Africa and continue your journey with us to the very heart of Somalia – Mogadishu. This is by far the most volatile tour we run so to learn more please contact us directly.
YPT can arrange your visa on arrival for both Eritrea & Somalia.
Thursday 3rd October – Asmara, Eritrea
Friday 4th October – Asmara – Massawa
Saturday 5th October – Massawa – Asmara
Sunday 6th October – Asmara
Monday 7th October – Asmara
Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
•Visa on arrival support
•All transportation incl airport transfers
•All accommodation on twin-share basis
•Entrance fees & travel permits
•YPT guide and local English-speaking guide
•Visa on arrival fee (Eritrea: $70, Somalia: $60)
•Single supplement ($250)
•Eritrea pre-tour accommodation ($100 per person)
•Lunches & dinners
•Local guide tips
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.