Somaliland query

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1. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hi all,
I'm putting together a trip in East Africa and would like to include Somaliland (not Somalia).

Does anyone have any recent travel experience in Somaliland? Any help would be appreciated; tips on safety, language, money, food, visa requirements, places to visit etc.

Thanks in advance for your time.

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2. Posted by askgudmundsen (Travel Guru 82 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Hey Brendan!

I'm planning a two week vacation there myself in 2014... It might not be the most up-to-date, but this guy have some useful information...

To add to this should there be a dive center at a hotel in Berbera...


3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 4840 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I enjoyed reading that guy's account of his time in Somaliland - thanks Ask!

4. Posted by Agape1 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Do you know the Somali land Embassy is only found in Ethiopia in Africa ?.
there fore you will pass via Ethiopia first, and thier embassy is some 20 minute walk from Addis Bole airport
If you are going overland, The way is via Eatern Ethiopia Harer walled city, know for the ppl feeding hyena friendly at night,
But the drive After Harare spicailly after Jigjiga /Ethiopian Somali region is dusty road...

My preference to visit in Somali land is Hargessa capital and University
Bon Voyage!!

5. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for all the tips and comments - some great advice there.

Plans are going well.

Thanks all

6. Posted by getupandglobe (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Brendan you'll have to let us know how it all pans out - I am planning to hit Somalialand on my Africa overland trip but I suspect I wont be in that area for a year.. either way, I'd love to know!