SOMALIA

Dhagax Kure Ancient Rock Paintings, Arabsiyo, Somalia – Photo by Yasin Yusuf

Somalia is a sovereign nation on the east coast of Africa, with a bit of a nasty reputation. Somaliland, one of the provinces in Somalia which is a de-facto country. It’s not recognized by the United Nations as it’s own sovereign nation, but it has declared independence and there is not a formal presence by the Somalian government in Somaliland. In fact, they have their own currency, government, and military. The articles referenced below include both Somalia (which is generally less tourist-friendly) and Somaliland, largely regarded as a safer and more friendly option for tourists.

LANGUAGE: Somali

CURRENCY: Somali shilling (SOS)

Here’s everything you need to plan a trip to Somalia! So what are you waiting for?

SOMALIA GUIDES, ITINERARIES, & ATTRACTIONS

One Day in Mogadishu, Somalia (Lee Abbamonte)

Destination Somaliland (Once in a Lifetime Journey)

Tips and How to Travel to Somaliland in 2020 (Against the Compass)

Things to Do in Somaliland: 1 Week Itinerary (Against the Compass)

Guide to the Laas Geel Cave Paintings in Somaliland (Once in a Lifetime Journey)

Travel Guide and Things to Do in Somaliland (Once in a Lifetime Journey)

INSPIRATION

Hunting Pirates in Somalia (Lee Abbamonte)

SOMALIA FOOD

Introduction to Food From Somalia (The Spruce Eats)

About the Somali Kitchen (Somali Kitchen)

17 Delicious Somali Foods to Crave for (Flavorverse)

A 60-second intro to Somali food (The Takeout)

Recipes (My Somali Food)

SPECIAL TOPICS

Somaliland and Somalia: What’s the Difference? (Young Pioneer Tours)

How to dress in Somaliland (Young Pioneer Tours)

Football in Somaliland (Young Pioneer Tours)

How to Get a Somaliland Visa (Young Pioneer Tours)

Global Directory pages for countries near Somalia:

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SOMALIA