Somaliland Travel Agency
Somaliland Travel Agency
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
We are an award-winning local adventure tour operator. Since 2013, we have been crafting & pioneering off-the-beaten track tours in unrecognized Somaliland, Djibouti & beyond. Our tours run all year and range from private to large group tours.
Hargeysa, Somalia

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Travelers' Choice
2023

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Patricia T
Cairo, Egypt44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I only decided to visit Somaliland two days before travelling, and from the first contact with Abdullahi, the owner of the Agency, everything went incredibly smoothly. Although it was a busy season, Abdullahi responded immediately to my emails and I managed to join another person on his private tour.

I spent three days visiting Hargeisa, Las Geel, Berbera and Dhagax Khoure and everywhere we went the friendliness and openness of the Somaliland people was apparent. As a woman travelling alone, at no time did I feel in any way threatened or afraid and people were incredibly welcoming and hospitable, inviting us into their houses and to share their food. Awale, the guide is very professional and kind, and always made sure that I was looked after, especially when I was not feeling well upon arrival. Kasey the friendly guard accompanied us at all times, and throughout our trip Abdullahi was following up continually with Awale to make sure everything was going well.

I enjoyed every minute of my time spent in Somaliland and can highly recommend visiting Somaliland with Somaliland Travel.
Written January 12, 2020
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Hi Patricia, Thanks. These words mean so much to us and to the people of Somaliland. The people are amazing and welcoming to people who take time to visit their country. We had a great time with you and Martin. Because of these kind of feedback we love our work more and do want to go the extra mile. Thanks for being so friendly eventhough you were not feeling well upon arrival. Greetings from me, Awale and Kayse and we hope will have wonderful upcoming tours. Take care.
Written January 14, 2020
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Fatima
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
Somaliland Travel Agency provided an excellent service and the most wonderful experiences. It was my first time visiting Somaliland and some of the greatest highlights came from this travel group.
We were accompanied by Awale and Mohamed, both very friendly and knowledgeable about the culture and history of the places we visited.

We went on 2 excursions. First we had a day trip to visit Laas Geel where we saw the ancient cave paintings and then to Dhagax Guure, an area with beautiful rocks and scenery. We had plenty of time to explore and take photos. Even along the road trip, we stopped to say hello to locals and ask to hear stories from them.

The second trip was to Berbera which is on the coast of Somaliland and has a beautiful beach. Initially we wanted to do a day trip however in the last moment we asked to stay one night which Somaliland Travel Agency kindly agreed to. This gave us the chance to spend the day on the beach and enjoy a lovely dinner beneath the stars.

The travel group suggested we visit Sheikh (a town on the top of a mountain) the next day as it is nearby. This just so happened to be the birthplace of my mother who was with us so we were keen to go. It is a long winding road up the mountains which is known to be dangerous but we felt safe with Awale. The view were breathtaking and every moment was worth it. This was the first time my mother came back to her hometown and no words can describe how much we will treasure this moment.


Thank you to Somaliland Travel Agency for giving us the most spectacular experiences. We definitely recommend you!
Written December 18, 2020
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Hi Fatima, Thanks. It was great having you, your sister and mother with us. I hope you get to know Somaliland better. Taking your mom back to her birth town for the first time is something special. Glad we could be part of that. I want to thank you guys on behalf of myself, Awale and Mohamed for this review. You can contact us anytime in the future. We'll keep in touch and send you all the pictures/video's that we have made during your tour. Have a safe flight back home. Take care!! Best wishes,
Written December 21, 2020
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Kyle B
Seattle, WA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Somaliland Travel Agency made it very easy and convenient to visit Djibouti and Somaliland on a fantastic combined tour. They worked around our schedule and preferences, and adapted quickly when our flight options changed, packing a very thrilling itinerary within only eight days. They also did a great job of fitting in all of the necessary COVID testing for us to move across borders. And their service went beyond what was expected: hearing that one of the persons in our party was having a birthday, they pre-arranged a surprise ice cream cake for us. Overall, theirs is a friendly and responsive service, and I'd recommend them to anyone hoping to discover this intriguing part of the world.
Written March 3, 2022
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Hi Kyle, Thanks for visiting us on the 8 Days Djibouti and Somaliland Combined Tour. Happy to hear you have enjoyed the tour and our tour services. We try to make our guests feel welcomed as it's not an usual destination. The birthday ice cream cake was a small guesture from our staff. Glad we could celebrate the birthday in our country. Thanks for choosing us and for your amazing review. It was a pleasure guiding you. Enjoy your weekend! Best wishes,
Written March 5, 2022
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Roca no Mundo
Khartoum, Sudan397 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
We had terrific experiences with the tours we did with Somaliland Travel. We took the 2 day tour to the Abbe and Assal lakes in Djibouti. Great staff, super helpful and friendly, and the structure they offer is of excellent quality. We slept in typical Afar tents on Lake Abbe and were able to see the wonderful sunrise the next day. Then we head to the lowest point in Africa on sensational Assal Lake. A remarkable and wonderful experience!
Written January 1, 2020
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Hi Rogerio, Very happy to hear that you and your wife have enjoyed our tour in Djibouti. Hopefully we see you in Somaliland in the future. Good luck on your next journey in the region. Our staff wishes you a wonderful 2020! Best wishes,
Written January 2, 2020
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Maria
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Solo
I have originally found the agency when looking for Djibouti day trips and took the plunge reading other reviews here.

My trip involved 4 day trips from Djibouti City (my choice, which made for longer days) to the highlights such as Tadjourah and Sable Blanc, Lake Abbe, and Lake Assal. That was initially supposed to be 3 days but I was very pleased with how things were going and extended it by another day.

Both Akram and Hassan were excellent, punctual and organised every single detail, including helping me hunt for best photography locations and arranging the various COVID test appointments so that they did not cut into the sightseeing too much.

The company itself made sure everything was going to my satisfaction, both getting daily briefings from Akram and reaching out to me independently as well.

Would be very happy to use them for future trips to the region and can recommend to others.
Written March 7, 2021
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Hi Maria, Thanks for the lovely review. I'm very happy to see that you had a wonderful time in Djibouti with us. Especially during these times, hearing nice words is what keeps our staff goingn and brings smiles to their faces. We appreciate your effort in writing the review. Feel free to reach out in the future to us for another tour in the region. We will welcome you with open arms. Take care! Best wishes,
Written March 8, 2021
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Susan M
Djibouti2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
I had a fantastic tour experience with Somaliland Travel last weekend. The guide and guard were very kind, friendly, knowledgeable, capable, and professional. The guide communicated with me in great detail prior to our departure and arrived to meet me in my hotel lobby prior to the agreed-upon time. He even went way above and beyond usual expectations by helping ensure that I would get my COVID-19 test results in time for my departing flight later that day. The tour itself was wonderful; Las Geel is spectacular, and the livestock market in Hargeisa was quite fascinating. The transportation was reliable and safe, and it was interesting to see a bit of Somaliland outside of Hargeisa during my short stay there. I highly recommend Somaliland Travel to anyone visiting Somaliland (or Djibouti, as this company also offers tours there).
Written November 6, 2021
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Hi Susan, Thanks for traveling with us and I'm glad to hear you've been happy with our services. Laas Geel is indeed spectacular. Also wondeful that we have been able to assist with the COVID test. Thanks for recommending us and for your amazing feedback. Best wishes,
Written November 7, 2021
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Gregory R
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Abdullahi and Awale were both very responsive to initial emails, and helped fit me into a tight schedule. If I had more time, I would have loved to go to Berbera as well.

The trip to Laas Geel was great. Awale provided lots of background information on the cave art, and I learned alot about the history of the site and of Somaliland in general.

Somaliland is incredible, but it is virtually impossible to travel alone in the country. Somaliland Travel Agency opens up the country to visitors. The trip I took to Laas Geel was authentic and low-key, not the sort of "touristy" experience I typically associate with paid-excursions.

Overall, this is the company to contact if you wish to maximize your experience in Somaliland. Somaliland is a wonderful place, and its people have much to be proud of. I'm glad that I got to see Laas Geel, and only wish I had more time to see more of the country!
Written January 20, 2020
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Hi Greg, Great to hear you enjoyed Somaliland and thanks for the recommendation. We hope you can spend more time next time if you travel here again. We would love to take you to other places in Somaliland. Don't hesitate to contact us again. Take care! Best wishes,
Written January 22, 2020
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GrandTour34962527478
Hargeysa, Somalia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Family
I had a great time with Somaliland travel agency i feel they are by far the best. in terms of professionalism welcoming friendly organised always on time with the secluded activities. the main guy that took us to the adventure was no other then the main guy Abdillahi he was so professional friendly always active and a time keeper my family liked him and always spoken highly of him.

I honestly can say being my first time travelling with the family i had the best time and enjoyed every moment with my family. our journey to Laasgeel berbara the famous shiek mountain and of cource the actual beach in berbara was the moment i will never forget. we took alot of pictures and videos on our adventure. we even had a boat tour ride in the sea in berbera.

The boat driver Ahmed was really funny welcoming and friendly. we stayed one night in an hotel recommended by the agency and the hotel itself was really nice with a friendly staff. they looked after us really well. the next day we went out and dine in a really nice restaurant called mansoor. and from there we made our journey back to Hargiesa. I would humbly advise anyone who would want to travel to Somaliland and want to visit the beautiful places in Somaliland i would recommend you to pay a visit to Somaliland travel agency you won't regret it they are the best and you will have the best time of your life.

Ahmed

Written April 14, 2021
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Hi Ahmed, Thanks for trusting us to guide you and your family in Somaliland. It's always nice to see when diaspora travels back home to their roots and to see the wonderful places their country has to offer. We have enjoyed taking care of your family as they were easy going and very lovely. Thanks for the feedback and we look forward in welcoming you back any time. I hope you had a safe flight and have arrived back home safely. Best wishes,
Written April 16, 2021
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xyz
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
I spent some days in Somaliland organized by Somaliland Travel.
Everything was professional from beginning to end thanks to Abdilahi Adam Awale, my referent and driver/guide. He was helpful and constructive. When I asked my questions before the trip, I got the correct answers within 24 hours. The hotels were comfortable, the jeep had got AC.
The program gave a lot of experience, especially Laas Geel which is the oldest rock art in Afrika. I liked Berbera very much, it has got a special atmosphere, and the people looked at me as if they saw a miracle. There are not too many tourists in the streets ... Somaliland is absolutely safe, I recommend the visit for everybody - of course with Somaliland Travel Agency.
Zoltan Miklos (Hungary)
Written April 9, 2022
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Hi Miklos, Thanks for the amazing review and recommendation. We were excited to have you with us in the past week. Wonderful to see that you have enjoyed Berbera and Laas Geel so much. There are indeed not many tourists in the streets. I hope this provided the unique experience that you were looking for. Have a nice weekend. Take care! Best wishes,
Written April 9, 2022
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leciel83
Toronto, Canada357 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
Used Somaliland Travel Agency to arranged my tours in Djibouti and Hargeisa in Somaliland. The tours were great in these two locations! Special thanks to my guide Akram in Djibouti and Awale in Somaliland, they are great tour guides and Awale is an amazing driver. They are super accommodative and friendly. I have been in contact with Abdullahi who supported me in terms of planning. He is responsive and reply my email within 24 hours and very understanding as well. In Djibouti, I have visited Lake Assal and in Somaliland I have visited Las Geel. I felt safe when I was in Somaliland and really had a great time.

I recommend their service if you are planning to visit Djibouti and Somaliland !!
Written February 7, 2020
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Hi Fred, Wonderful to hear you are happy with our services. Thanks for visiting this region and choosing our company. Next time we hope you can stay longer. Also hope Shun can visit us in the future as he couldn't make it unfortunately. Sending the greetings of our staff to you and Shun. Take care!!
Written February 8, 2020
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