November 17, 2014 Miriam Chiazor

Welcome to Somalia

Somalia is named after Samaal, the father of the Somali people. It is located on the East African coast, on the Somali cape also known as the African horn. Ancient Egyptians refer it to as the land of Punt.

Plateaus and savannahs characterize Somalia and it has the longest shoreline in Africa thus it has several beaches. It is blessed with an assorted amount of livestock and wildlife. The aloe, candelabra and baobab trees are native to Somalia and others known to produce frankincense and myrrh.

The Camel is an important mark of symbolism in Somalia as it connotes generation of revenue, milk, transportation and meat for food.

Somali women are known for their striking beauty but sadly, this one time modest tourist destination has been besieged by conflicts and disputes.





Destinations in Somalia

Quick facts

  • Official name
    Federal Republic of Somalia
  • Location
    Somalia is located in the Horn of East Africa. It is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, Djibouti to the northwest, the Gulf of Aden to the north, the Indian Ocean to the east and Kenya to the southwest
  • Government
    Federal Parliamentary Republic
  • Dialing code
  • Climate weather
    Desert/ Hot
  • Population
    10,251,568 on 637,657 km²
  • Official language
    Somali, Arabic
  • Other major languages
    English, Italian
  • Currency
    Somali Shilling (SOS).
  • Foreign currencies accepted
    USD ($)
  • Entry requirements
    Visa required (takes less than 7 days to process); Yellow Fever certificate is required only for travelers coming from a country with risk of Yellow Fever transmission. (For more information, visit your nearest Somali embassy)