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Mogadishu Add-On – Autumn 2018

This trip is only available to guests who book the Horn of Africa Autumn 2018 trip.  However, we can arrange the same itinerary at any time of year on a private basis.  Contact us for further details.

Date: 13th – 15th October 2018

Start Point :Mogadishu
End Point :Mogadishu
Number of people: Maximum 3

Day 1 – Arrive in Mogadishu

Saturday 13th October 2018
Pick up at airport.
Representatives will assist you with obtaining your visa on arrival. You will be taken to the guest house for your briefing followed by a trip into Mogadishu. You will be taken on an orientation tour around the city including an opportunity to go swimming at Lido beach, walk through the ruined Italian colonial architecture and see the monument to the unknown soldier. You will have an opportunity to use the security teams experience and that of a local fixer who has worked with a number of journalists to get an insight into life in Mogadishu today.

Day 2 – Mogadishu
Sunday 14th October 2018
Once again, armed with your security team and fixer you’ll be able to visit the markets, bazaars and beaches of this traumatised yet vibrant city. This will include the harbour and lighthouse area.

Day 3 – Airport Drop
Monday 15th October 2018
Your security escort will drop you at the airport to catch your flight. No sightseeing on the final day.

You will be accompanied by an experienced English speaking Somali guide/translator and a four-man security detail for the entire time you are out of the guest house.

The trip includes:
All accommodation
All meals at the guesthouse
Airport pick up and drop off
Local fixer/translator
Security detail with two vehicles
Visa support

The trip does not include:
Visa cost
Flights to Somalia
Entrance fees
Meals of outside the guesthouse

Cost: US$1250 per person
A US$400 deposit per person is required to reserve a space.

Flights and Visas:
A letter of invitation will be issued and the visa collected at Mogadishu airport. The visa costs US$50 (payable in US$)
This trip is designed to follow the Untamed Borders Ethiopia and Somaliland trip. The flight to Mogadishu is included in this trip. We suggest booking Turkish Airways flight from Mogadishu to Istanbul for onward connections on the final day of this trip.

All meals are included at the guest house. Meals in restaurants outside the guesthouse are not included.

The accommodation is in a secure guest house. You will have a private room with wifi.

When outside of the guest house you will be accompanied by a security detail with two vehicles complete with local fixer/translator. This is to ensure your security and to enable you to safely visit the areas you wish with informed and detailed information on what you are seeing.

Trips to Somalia do create dangers all of their own and whilst we want you to have as much freedom as possible we must state that the security team has the final word with regards to changes in the itinerary for safety reasons. Whilst security has improved recently in Mogadishu and deterioration to security could result in the cancellation of all or parts of the trip at short notice.