Date: TBC 2019
Start Point :Mogadishu
End Point :Mogadishu
Number of people: Maximum 3
This trip is only available as an add-on to the Horn of Africa trip which will take place directly beforehand.
Day 1 – Arrive in Mogadishu
Pick up at airport.
Representatives will assist you on 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
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
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 meals at the guesthouse
Air port pick up and drop off
Security detail with two vehicles
The trip does not include:
Flights to Somalia
Meals outside the guesthouse
Cost: US$TBC 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 have 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.