May Mogadishu Tour

What's it all about?

The “White Pearl of the Indian Ocean”, the Somalian capital has a surprisingly large amount to offer. Experience it for yourself on our Mogadishu tour.

Our 3 day / 2 night tour takes you to the highlights including the fish market, Liido Beach, the lighthouse, market and Peace park. 

We take security very seriously so we have limited this tour for up to eight travellers only. You will be accompanied by a full security team. Your local guide and security team will have the last say on changes to the itinerary for security reasons. 

How do I get there?

The best way of getting to Mogadishu is with via Istanbul, Doha, Dubai or Addis Ababa. 

When?

May 13-15th, 2025

You can also link your Mogadishu tour to our scheduled Somaliland group tour which directly follows this trip.

Visa?

We will arrange for you to receive the visa on arrival at Mogadishu Airport. All you need to do is send us a scan photo of your passport. The visa costs $60, payable in USD.

The Itinerary

May 13th - Day 1

  • Own arrival in Mogadishu. We will assist you getting your visa on arrival.
  • Transfer from the airport to the hotel.
  • After a quick check in and refreshments you will get quick brief about your Mogadishu tour.
  • Monument of Unknown Soldier. This is one of the most sacred & historical places of the city. it’s dedicated to all those who sacrificed their life for the independence of Somalia.
  • Liido beach. Mogadishu’s most famous beach. You’ll have time to interact with the local people and enjoy the breeze with a nice cup of Somali tea.
  • Peace Park. The biggest and most beautiful park in the city where local people come together to relax.
  • Dinner and overnight.

May 14th - Day 2

  • After breakfast, start a big day with the fish market.
    Mogadishu fish Market is one of the most photogenic places to visit in Mogadishu. It comes alive in the morning.
  • Check out the old harbor. This is oldest port in Somalia.
  • The light house. Rebuilt during the Italian colonial era, this is an iconic landmark of Mogadishu. It is no longer functioning but it’s still an important symbol in Mogadishu’s maritime tradition. The staircases were intentionally damaged during the Civil War, but
    if you are brave or crazy enough to climb to the top, the view over the bay is definitely rewarding.
  • Lunch in Somali local restaurant. You will get opportunity to try out some traditional food.
  • Sightseeing in bazaars and malls. Walk through the shopping areas to experience everyday life.
  • Souvenir shopping.
  • SYL Monument. The Somali Youth League (SYL) was the first political party in Somalia. It played a key role in the nation’s road to independence during the 1940s,
    1950s and 1960s. The Somali Youth League’s establishment on May 15 1943 is annually commemorated in Somalia.
  • Dhagahtur monument. The monument symbolizes the struggle for independence from the colonial occupation.
  • Visit Union Mosque. Also known as mosque of Islamic solidarity, this is one of the largest religious sites in the Horn of Africa, with a capacity of over 10,000
    people.
  • Dinner and overnight.

May 15th - Day 3

  • Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Why not continue on to northern Somaliland by joining our special independence day tour!

What else?
Inclusions
Exclusions
  • Secure Hotel

    In a heavily fortified area near the airport.

  • Guides

    Local guide / fixer and a security detail.

  • Transport

    Airport pickup / drop off and all transport to complete the itinerary.

  • Visa Support

    We will supply you with a letter of invitation so you can receive the visa on arrival.

  • Taxes & Fees

    VAT & all entrance fees included.

  • International Fights

    Flights to and from Somalia.

  • Some Meals

    Meals outside of the hotel not included.

  • Visa Fee

    The visa on arrival costs $60 USD

  • Tips

    Tips are expected for your local guide and driver.

Mogadishu Tour Notes

We will take care of every detail of the Somalia visa application so you can easily pick it up on arrival.  You’ll be in the experienced hands of our English speaking local guides & fixer as well as your Rocky Road Travel western guide. You will also be accompanied at all times by two security teams. They have the final say on any itinerary changes. We do not cut costs on security.

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May 13 - 15th, 2025

Start / Finish in Mogadishu

Somaliland Tour

Join us in Hargeisa directly after!

Standard hotel

2 Nights

The price

$1290 USD