For seasoned travellers in search of a totally unusual travel experience, Somaliland is a must. Republic of Somaliland has restored law and order within its boundaries. Here the safety of Westerners is taken very seriously and foreigners are welcome. Somaliland offers plenty of unexpected and wonderful surprises. Admire some exceptional rock paintings, feel the pulse of the fast-growing capital, walk along deserted beaches, visit bustling market towns, be awed by stunning landscapes, and blaze a trail of your own in the far east and west of the country – wherever you go, you’ll feel like a pioneer. More than anything, though, it is the Somali people who make a visit to the country so memorable, with their legendary sense of hospitality.

Hotels and Travel Agents Ambassador Hotel Hargeisa Maan-Soor Hotel Oriental Hotel Hargeisa Safari Hotel

Things to do in: Hargeisa You can’t miss this weird memorial on the main drag – it displays a Somali Air Force MiG jet fighter which crashed during an aerial bombardment of the city. It lies on a stand that sports colourful murals depicting scenes of the civil war. An essential part of the Hargeisa experience is the livestock market, which lies on the southeastern outskirts of town.