2 Days 2 Days Somaliland Hargeisa + Laas Geel Tour

Overview

An ideal tour for people with limited time. In 2 Days you will explore the capital Hargeisa and the surrounding areas. The capital is busy with markets, traffic and money exchangers on the strees. The visit to Laas Geel ancient cave paintings brings peace and serenity. The remote area has many animal paintings which date back around 10.000 years old.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer Pick up – Hargeisa City Tour

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. (LD)

Day 2: Hargeisa – Laas Geel – Hargeisa – Departure

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 paintings are estimated to be around ten thousand years old (BL).

Transfer to The Airport for your departure.

Note: Depending on your arrival and departure time we can also visit Laas Geel on the first day. In that case you will do the sightseeing’s on the first day and depart the second day.

Inclusions

Included in the tour:
– Transportation with driver
– Accommodation (1 night)
– Meals as listed in the program
– Travel Permits
– Permission letters for the sightseeing such as Laas Geel and other sites
– Special Police Unit (SPU) protection
– Site entrance fees in Somaliland
– English speaking Guide

Not included in the tour:
– Visa costs
– Flights
– Arrival/Departure tax
– Other personal expenses
– Meals not listed in the program

Country information


Land
Somaliland is a sovereign state in the Horn of Africa sharing its borders with Republic of Djibouti, Federal Republic of Ethiopia and Somalia to the east. It has an area of 137.600 square kilometers.

Country code
+252
Climate The country’s climate is a mixture of wet and dry conditions. The average temperature is between 25 and 30 Degrees Celsius.
People Somaliland has a population of around 3.5 million people. The population consists of various principal groups of clans or clan families.
Language The main official language is Somali. Arabic is also an official language but much less spoken. English is widely spoken in many areas because it is a former British protectorate.

Capital
Hargeisa
Economy The country has a small economy, agriculture being the back bone especially livestock, the production of cereals and horticulture. It also has a hugely diverse quantity of mineral deposits across the country.
Currency The main currency used is the Somaliland shilling (SlSh) which is regulated by the Bank of Somaliland. There are a few ATM machines in the country. However it is very easy and fast to send money through the many remittance/money transfer companies. Exchanging your money can in every corner of street. The US Dollar is widely accepted for purchasing goods.
Time Somaliland is in the GMT +3 hour zone.
Status Unrecognized
Religion Almost 100 % Islamic
Electric voltage 220V/50Hz (European plug)
Public Holidays 1 May Labor Day
18-19 May Restoration of Somaliland Sovereignty
26 June Independence Day