The unrecognised republic of Somaliland is a province in conflict ridden Somalia, but unlike the main areas in the country around Mogadishu, Somaliland is rather safe and stable and has had almost 30 years of democratic elections and rule of law.
While visiting Somaliland is possible and is relatively easy, the experience is unlike any other and will surely bring out the challenges of running an unrecognised country under the chaotic rule of Somalia’s 30 years of unrest. Don’t miss the money market or the beautiful rock art in Laas Geel.
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Perhaps the best and most popular place to visit in Somaliland is Las Geel or Laas Geel. The group of cave paintings dating back to 3,000 BC are some of the oldest and best preserved examples of rock art in Africa. Add the stunning Laas Geel cave paintings in Somaliland to your travel bucket list.
While Somalia is a dangerous place to visit, Somaliland, self-declared Somalian province is safer. I recently visited on a 5 day journey and found it to be a fascinating destination. Read about all the things to do in Somaliland on a visit through the province.
Somaliland is a very unique and peculiar place. It pays to really understand some facts about Somaliland to make your visit more interesting. Check out these really fascinating Somaliland facts.
After my recent visit to Somaliland, along with a lot of desktop research I have the answer to the question, Is Somaliland safe to visit. Find out all about safety in Somaliland from the police escort guides to the interaction with the locals.