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.


CURRENCY: Somali shilling (SOS)

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


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)


Hunting Pirates in Somalia (Lee Abbamonte)


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)


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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Happy Travels,