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Getting Around Somalia

Air

Jubba Airways (www.jubba-airways.com) and Daallo Airlines (www.daallo.com) both run regular domestic services.

Road

It's difficult to travel outside Mogadishu by car. Existing roads run from the capital to Burao and Baidoa. Previously sealed roads running between Kismayu and Mogadishu, and Hargeysa and Mogadishu are now in a state of disrepair. Passenger transport is restricted almost entirely to road haulage.

Side of the road

Right

Car Hire

Available in Mogadishu.

Taxi

Available in large towns.

Documentation

An International Driving Permit is required.

Urban travel

Minibuses and shared taxis run in Mogadishu, but availability may be restricted outside normal working hours (Sat-Thurs 0700-1400).

Rail

Water

Modern Somalia is essentially a broad strip of coastal desert. Roads are poor and consequently coastal shipping is an important form of transport, both socially and economically. Piracy is a risk at sea.