Mogadishu Add-On


  • Swim at Lido beach
  • Walk through ruined Italian colonial architecture
  • Explore vibrant markets

Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia, was once a powerful and commercially important port city.

More than two decades of violence and government instability have caused what many fear may be irreparable damage to its inhabitants, its economy, and its infrastructure. Despite its tumultuous past, it offers glimpses of rich history, bustling markets, and beautiful coastal views. With ongoing efforts to improve security and infrastructure, Mogadishu holds promise for adventurous travellers seeking unique cultural experiences in an evolving city. A peak inside this challenging city sparks the curiosity of many inquisitive travellers – now is your chance to have a rare glimpse at this offbeat city.


Journey map

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Day 1 - Arrive in Mogadishu

Welcome to Somaliland! Upon arrival, our representatives will assist you on obtaining your visa. You will then be transferred to your hotel 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 dedicated 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. (D)

2 nights in a local guesthouse

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. (B,D)

Day 3 - Departure

Following breakfast, your security escort will drop you at the airport to catch your flight. (B)

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.

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What’s included

  • Return airport transfers
  • 2 nights guesthouse accommodation
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners
  • Local fixer/translator
  • Security detail with two vehicles
  • Visa support
  • International and domestic flights
  • Visas
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • All services, meals other than those indicated above
  • Any changes to the proposed and confirmed program.
  • All items of a personal nature e.g. drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips etc

**Please note that this tour can be organised on request for private departures.

* Pricing is subject to change at anytime until full payment has been received.

* A minimum of 2 adults is required to guarantee this departure.

A non-refundable deposit of $1000 AUD per person is required to secure your place. Final payment is due no later than 60 days prior to departure. Travel insurance is mandatory for travelling with Crooked Compass. For full terms and conditions, please click here.