Located on the horn of Africa, Somalia is a well-known country but for all the wrong reasons. The country’s still fighting an ongoing war but may become a tourism hotspot in years to come. Somalia is situated in East Africa and Its neighbouring countries are Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya. The capital is Mogadishu with the local currency being the Shilling (SOS).

Fun Fact: Somalia has the longest coastline in Africa!

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So, lets break this country up into PARTS.


The majority of the population are Somali with Bantu and non- Somali groups making up the county’s demographic. Somali is the country’s official language. Arabic, Italian and English are also spoken.


Lag Badana-Bushbush National park. This majestic park is located close to the Kenyan boarder. The national park is home to some amazing wildlife such as Rhinos and greenery.

Sa’ad ad-Din Islands located close to the Djibouti boarder. These six small islands would dispel whatever beliefs you have about the country. From its lush vegetation and biodiversity to its beautiful ancient structures. You’re bound to love these islands.

Rituals and Cutlure

The majority of the country are Sunni Muslims.

Some of the country’s delicacies are Sabaayad (flatbread), Sambusa (fried snacks similar to samosas), Cambuulo (Rice and beans) and chai tea.


The country is very unstable at the moment so please check more travel advice check out; FCO: Travel Advice 

Outside of the UK: Please check your government’s travel advice carefully

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