Explore Somalia

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Somalia is a beautiful and multifaceted country full of surprises. Rich in culture and history, this East African nation makes for a one-of-a-kind destination. With its endless sunsets and vast stretches of desert, Somalia can make any traveler feel enchanted by its beauty.

One interesting fact about Somalia is that they have the longest coastline in Africa. This means countless opportunities to explore active volcanoes, idyllic beaches and incredible wildlife sanctuaries. Nature lovers will be thrilled to discover all the wild and wonderful creatures living here, from the world's rarest bird – the Somali Ostrich – to majestic whales and migrating dolphins.

For sightseers, Mogadishu, the capital city, boasts numerous architectural gems. The ancient Arab gate at the entrance of the city is a must-see, as well as the National Theater, which has been beautifully restored after being ruined in the civil war. Other fascinating attractions include the Laas Geel rock art complex and Laamu Fort, both of which offer an insight into the country’s long history.

If you're looking for something a little less conventional, head to Merca – a charming seaside town nestled between two mountains that offer great hiking trails. Here you can sample local delicacies like camel milk tea or even camel meat if you’re feeling brave! In Hargeisa you can visit museums showcasing traditional art and artifacts, including jewelry and textiles made by local artisans.

No trip to Somalia would be complete without a stop at the hidden gem of Berbera. Located on the Gulf of Aden, this small port town is full of vibrant colors and smells, and local markets and restaurants offering delicious Somali dishes.

Filled with incredible experiences, Somalia is sure to exceed your expectations no matter what you are looking for. Whether you crave adventure or relaxation, the country has something to offer every traveler.