Nestled in the Horn of Africa, Somalia is home to many ethnic minorities. Somalia is a destination with tremendously beautiful views as the shimmering waters of the Indian Ocean greets you as your plane lands at Mogadishu’s Aden Adde International Airport. Before the country’s civil war broke out, the capital city, Mogadishu, was a cosmopolitan metropolis with joyous dancing and a friendly ambience in its streets. Things are different now, and tourism certainly has been affected since the civil war ensued. However, Somalia in its purest form, untouched by war, remains a beautiful country with ancient sights and cultures beckoning to be seen and heard.
Somalia’s capital city, Mogadishu, was once renowned for being the destination inhabited by Italian and other European holidaymakers. Referred to as the White Pearl, it’s coastline was occupied by incredible beach resorts. Make your way to Lido Beach and watch the beautiful night skyline and be whisked away by the deep blue ocean. Visit the seafood restaurants, hotels and parks.
Somaliland is the perfect destination to aid you in dismissing all preconceived ideas of life in Somalia. With the amazing spirit of the locals, you’ll be greeted with the utmost joy and love throughout your visit to Somaliland. Be prepared to be invited to the local’s homes and receive a friendly hand in simply getting around. Tourists are still encouraged to have a tour guide or police escort while out exploring the streets of Somaliland. The caves of Laas Geel invite you to get a profound understanding of what life was like in ancient Somalia. The well-preserved rock paintings are said to be one of the most important rock art sites in eastern Africa.
Somalia is abundant with natural beauty that is best described as rugged, yet it holds its charm. Tourists are well informed of the current situations of the country and Mogadishu provides great accommodation for tourists who wish to venture to this destination in the Horn of Africa!
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