59 days in Djibouti, Somalia & South Sudan Itinerary

59 days in Djibouti, Somalia & South Sudan Itinerary

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Djibouti, Djibouti
— 12 nights
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Saylac, Somalia
— 10 nights
Fly to Hargeisa, Drive to Hargeysa
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Hargeysa, Somalia
— 12 nights
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Mogadishu, Somalia
— 12 nights
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Juba, South Sudan
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Djibouti, Djibouti — 12 nights

Pearl of the Gulf of Tadjoura

Djibouti, the country's eponymous capital and largest city, houses over two thirds of the nation's population.
Step out of Djibouti with an excursion to Arta Beach in Arta--about 52 minutes away. On the 2nd (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Day Forest National Park. The adventure continues: stroll through Khor Ambado Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Assal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Molk Mosque, and see what you can catch with Aden Fishing.

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Kampala, Uganda to Djibouti is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Kampala in September, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Djibouti: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 36°C at night. On the 14th (Wed), you'll travel to Saylac.
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Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
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Saylac, Somalia — 10 nights

Zeila, also known as Zaila, is a port city in the northwestern Awdal region of Somaliland.In antiquity, it was identified with the commercial port of Avalites described in the 1st century Greco-Roman travelogue the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea, an area that was situated in the historic northern Barbara region. Saylac is known for historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid al-Qiblatayn Mosque.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Saylac road trip planning site.

Drive from Djibouti to Saylac in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Saylac are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 34°C. You'll set off for Hargeysa on the 24th (Sat).
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Hargeysa, Somalia — 12 nights

A capital of the self-declared state of Somaliland, Hargeisa is the second-largest city in Somalia.
Hargeysa is known for nature, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Laas Geel, browse the eclectic array of goods at Livestock Market, browse the different shops at Dahabshiil Business Centre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of MiG Jet.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hargeysa trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Saylac to Hargeysa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Saylac in September, you will find days in Hargeysa are slightly colder (35°C), and nights are cooler (21°C). On the 6th (Thu), you'll travel to Mogadishu.
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Mogadishu, Somalia — 12 nights

White Pearl of the Indian Ocean

Swim in the warm waters, stroll over white sand, or play volleyball and other sports on the beaches of Mogadishu, the White Pearl of the Indian Ocean.
Mogadishu is known for beaches, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Liido Beach Somalia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hadful Mosque, browse the exhibits of black Hawk Down crash site museum, and pause for some photo ops at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier -Mogadishu.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mogadishu route tool.

You can fly from Hargeysa to Mogadishu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Hargeysa in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Mogadishu, with lows around 30°C. On the 18th (Tue), you'll travel to Juba.
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Shopping · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors
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Juba, South Sudan — 11 nights

A frantic metropolis bursting from the White Nile River, Juba stands as the capital and largest city of the Republic of South Sudan.
Juba is known for historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Cathedral and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St.Theresa Cathedral.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Juba day trip planning website.

You can fly from Mogadishu to Juba in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mogadishu to Juba. In October, daytime highs in Juba are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C.
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Somalia travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
With ancient historical sites, the longest coastline on the continent, a rich and varied cuisine, and sprawling desert and savannah landscapes, Somalia has plenty to make it appealing to international visitors. Events in the recent past, however, made holidays in Somalia nearly impossible. The civil war that began in 1991 led to the country being declared a failed state. The introduction of a new constitution and government in 2012 has led to a glimmer of optimism.
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South Sudan travel guide

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Churches · Sacred & Religious Sites
South Sudan became the world's youngest nation in 2011, with the splitting of the continents largest state. The civil war that preceded the separation would inevitably leave deep traces on the psyche of the people and the stability of the political situation, but any initial optimism was quickly dimmed with government forces and rebel groups once more at war. The country boasts a fascinating mix of tribes and cultures and provides the setting for the second largest animal migration in the world, with antelopes crossing large swathes of the country. Despite this, holidays in South Sudan appeal to only a few daring travelers--tourism sector remains undeveloped and infrastructure lacking.
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