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Why To Spend Your Holidays In Somaliland

Apr 26, 2008
Somaliland is an African country that is located in the Horn of Africa. The country considers itself to be the successor state of the former British Somaliland protectorate. The total area of Somaliland is about 68,040 square miles. This country shares its border with Ethiopia to the south and west, Djibouti to the north west and the Gulf of Aden to the south east.

This country has some out-standing tourist locations and grand places to visit. Hargeisa is the capital of Somaliland. This is the safest and most famous tourist destination in the whole country. It has several museums that show the rich culture of the country. Tourists also like to visit its famous zoo logical garden that has various species of animals and birds.

To provide some visual delights to the visitors, Somaliland also has various bustling bazaars that allow you to get familiar with all the traditions of the country. From here, you can do shopping for your friends and families. You can find these types of markets in some other cities like Berbera. This city is also a famous tourist destination of Somaliland. You can find various lofty cliffs along with the coast that is truly a breath taking experience.

For all those people who want to add a natural touch in to their vacations, they can go to the Puntland. It is situated in the southern part of Somaliland. This place has rich natural resources like green valleys, mountain ranges and many more.

Apart from this if you want to know more about the history of Somaliland, there are several other cities that you can include in your vacation. There are prehistoric caves present that help you gather knowledge about the history of the county. These caves have several paintings that reflect the culture of Somaliland.

There are several more places in Somaliland that you can explore and make your holiday more memorable. These places are Las Geel- it is famous for its legendary cave paintings from the Neolithic age. You can have a life time experience after visiting this place as it reflects the rich culture, history and present conditions of Somaliland.

There is an international airport in Hargeisa having flights form Addis, Ababa, Dubai and Djibouti City. After reaching Hargeisa you can hire a personal cab to roam around or you can also take advantage of its bus service.

Somaliland is trying to position itself as an emerging holiday destination. While not regarded as a main stream holiday destination, it is making massive inroads to attract more tourists.
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Andrew Gibson is MD of Direct Holiday Bookings. It is one of the fastest growing on line holiday home rental websites.To see an example of why Direct Holiday Bookings is growing so rapidly have a look at Property for holidays in Somaliland
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