TRAVEL SOMALIA - country of challenge

flag-somaliaFormer Italian Somaliland, Somalia took the independence on July 1st, 1960, Somalia became independent and a government was formed by Somalia people and 1969, the army seized the power after a coup d’état against the government and the president was assassinated.

 Before the independence, the country was the Trust Territory of Somalia between 1950 and 1960 under a UN mandate.

British Somaliland became independent on June 26, 1960 as Somaliland State and five days later, the Trust Territory of Somalia took the independence. On July 1, 1960, the two territories united to form the Republic of Somalia, with Mogadishu as the capital and Hargesa the second biggest town.

Today, Somalia is a Federal Republic, the country is located in the Horn of Africa and has the border with Ethiopia, Kenya, the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Aden and Djibouti until Somaliland will be recognized. Actually, Somalia has the longest coastline on the continent mainland.

The population of Somalia is esteemed around 10 million of population and almost 85% of Ethnic Somalis. The climate is nice with irregular raining season. The rest minority ethnic is leaving in the map-somaliaSouth around Kenya and Ethiopia border. More than 95% of Somali people are Muslims, especially Sunni. The official language of Somalia is the Somali language as well as Arabic.

In antiquity, Somalia was an important commercial centre. It was the ancient Land of Punt and during the Middle Ages, several powerful Somali empires dominated the regional trade. In the late 19th century, through a succession of treaties with these kingdoms, the British and Italians gained control of parts of the coast and established the colonies of British Somaliland and Italian Somaliland.

The tour in Somalia is only in Mogadisho Capital city and it has to be organized properly due to security reason however the Capital city is secured more than 90%. The cars used for Somalia tour are Bullet proof and followed by 2 pickup cars full of security agents. That makes the prices higher for the Somalia tour but live is more important than money for visiting Somalia!

Visit Mogadisho the Capital of Somalia with the team of BAMBU Service Touristik, we guarantee you an unforgettable and wonderful experience making your trip an enjoyable and best one. YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR MAIN GOAL!