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Somaliland In-Depth Tour: Highlight & Ga’an Libah Reserve

6 Days/5 Nights

Somaliland In-Depth Tour: Highlight & Ga’an Libah Reserve

Hargeisa, Laas Geel, Berbera, Sheekh, Borama & Ga'an Libah Reserve

On our In-Depth Tour, we venture beyond the ordinary, immersing you in the untamed beauty of the Gaan Libah Mountains and unveiling the hidden treasures of Somaliland. Experience the richness of the major cities, agricultural towns, mountains and cultural sites. Drive off-road to Ga’an Libah Reserve to enjoy the mountain views and wildlife.

Pick up and transfer to your Hotel. Depending on your arrival time you will explore Hargeisa. After a rest you can freely walk around in the city center of Hargeisa to get a sense of the people and the city.

  • Damal Hotel or similar

  • Lunch and Dinner

In the early morning you will explore Hargeisa by visiting the Civil War Memorial and the Central Market. After this, you will visit Laas Geel, the most important rock art site in Africa. The vibrant colors and well preserved are estimated to be around ten thousand years old. Drive countineus to Berbera where you will be taken to your hotel. Here you can hang out on the beach and go for a swim while the sun goes down

  • Maansoor Berbera Beach Hotel or similar

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast you will see the historic town of Berbera. Especially the old quarter of the town with its many Ottoman and British architecture is of historic interest. We leave Berbera behind and drive to the small town of Sheikh in the mountains. Passing Sheikh Mountains will be a nice experience because of the scenic view and pleasant temperature. At the end of the day we drive to Hargeisa.

  • Damal Hotel or similar

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

On the way to Borama from Hargeisa you will pass the tiny towns of Arabsiyo and Gebiley. These towns are known for their agriculture and Somali traditional culture. Then we continue our drive to Borama, the third biggest city of the country and known for its famous Amoud University. Here you will see the city and stay overnight in a hotel.

  • Rays Hotel or similar

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drive back to Hargeisa and on our way back there will be a stop at the ancient rock painting site Dhagax Koure. It contains animal and human figures spread over different panels in a striking landscape. Return to Hargeisa where you can walk around freely and have an overnight stay at the hotel.

  • Damal Hotel or similar

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We drive early morning from Hargeisa to the mountains of Ga’an Libah (literally means ‘Lion’s Paw’). On our way we will pass different small villages with traditional Somali houses which are home to nomadic people.  

The Ga’an Libah Reserve rises to an elevation of 1,720 meters and is a forest with wildlife. It is a popular site for birdwatchers and the view from the clifftop is very pleasant. We will hike to see several places on the mountain and see one of the caves. 

Drive back to Hargeisa where the tour ends. 

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  • Breakfast

Included in the tour:

  • Transportation with driver
  • Accommodation (5 nights)
  • Meals as listed in the program
  • Site entrance fees in Somaliland
  • Permission letters for the sightseeing such as Laas Geel and other sites
  • Special Police Unit (SPU) Protection
  • English speaking Guide
  • Travel Permit

Not included in the tour:

  • Visa costs
  • Flights
  • Arrival/Departure tax
  • Other personal expenses
  • Meals not listed in the program
  • Covid 19 Testing

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