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Somalia Travel Wiki

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Find general travel information, guides and “good to know”. Find the cheapest flights and best hotels offers in one click multi search engine - just click a city and discover the best of the country.

Travel to Somalia

The Federal Republic of Somalia is located on the Horn of Africa and offers the longest coastline on the continent. Numerous highlands, plains, and plateaus can be found throughout the region. In past generations, the country’s location made it an important commercial center thanks to its access to the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean.

Unfortunately, the natural beauty of Somalia has been marred by perpetual political instability since 1991. Any visit to the nation should feature warzone safety measures.

The most ideal destination Somalia offers is Mogadishu Beach. Before the conflict, the gentle waves and white sands were a place that families would gather on the weekends. Religious customs must be followed, including women swimming fully clothed, but the beach itself is quite beautiful.

A visit to the Zeila Coast should also be on the itinerary during a stay in Somalia. Giant monoliths stand guard in the raging waters, providing spires of green that call out an invitation to stay on the breeze.

The Citadel of Gondershe is a fascinating place to visit as well. Gondershe, or El Torre, has several historical structures to explore. Built on an oasis, some of the ancient town walls still exist.

Different regions in Somalia offer a mixture of culinary and musical influences. Expect several varieties of rice, nutmeg, and peanuts in many dishes. Incense is often burned in homes before a meal and sometimes after.

Somalia is a challenging destination and will likely be for some time. That doesn’t change the fact that it is a place with exciting destinations that one day could be explored.

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Mogadishu, capital of Somalia

Mogadishu Travel Wiki Travel to Mogadishu Mogadishu, which is called Xamar locally, has been an important coastal community for thousands of years. In recent years, the city has experienced rapid levels of reconstruction after more than 20 years of civil war. New hotels, roads, and an international airport have all been added to the city’s infrastructure. With that being said, traveling in Mogadishu can still be quite challenging. Administrative infrastructures have not been rebuilt as quickly as the city itself. Roads can...

Travel resources

Below you can find usefull travel resources for your visit to the country

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Biggest City Somalia

Facts about Somalia, Biggest city What are the names of the largest cities in Somalia, and how big are the cities by population. Easy overview of the informations in the sortable table below. Please note that the informations comes from various sources,if you are using the informations professional you should get confirmation that the figures are actual. Last update august 2017

News from Somalia

News from Somalia - Stay updated ! Watch and listen to news resources from Somalia. There are several ways, radio, tv, written and social media, to stay updated on what is happening right now in the country, find some selected news sources in the menu below. If you have found a news source you think is missing, you can read or write comments and ask questions in the disqus field below. Other recommended news:

Somalia Holidays

Somalia Public Holidays See the calendars for national Somalia holidays year by year. Find and just click on the year you for which you need more information about Somalia holidays, and the calendar for the year will open. When is the non working days for the year. Public / national days, see the calendar for the country here.

Travel forum Somalia

Somalia travel forum Discuss Somalia travel with other travellers. Looking for advice, answers and information from Travel Forum guides ? Post your travel questions. You can read and write questions and answers, and you can recommend travel advice and things to do and see in the disqus forum field below.

Official holidays

When are holidays and no working days in the country ?

1 JanuaryNew Year
1 MayLabour Day
26 JuneIndependence of British Somaliland
1 JulyIndependence Day
25 DecemberChristmas Day
VariableBirthday of Muhammad
VariableMuhammad's Ascension
VariableEnd of Ramadan
VariableFeast of Sacrifice
VariableMuslim New Year

Which are the largest cities ?

Listing of the most important and largest cities in the country

1Mogadishu 2.587.183
2Hargeisa  477.876
4Kismayo 234.852
8Burao 99.270