5 Must Visit Attractions Of Somalia - Somger

The nations of east Africa with enormous natural resources as well as mixed culture and history are waiting for visitors with varied tastes from around the world. Somalia situated on the horn of Africa on the bank of sea is such a country.

Somalia has interesting rugged natural beauty and mixed history and culture mainly of indigenous local inhabitants and Islamic. Though Britain and Italy for long had parts of this country under their rule. After independence this country had faced several political ups and downs. A major civil war started in early 90s of last century had taken a toll on the nation.

Tourism as a result was severely hit. At present situation is improving slowly. Somalian Tourism Association of Mogadishu is providing valuable help or advice to the tourists who come here for traveling purpose. Still tourists are advised to gather enough information about safety or security before coming here. The  capital city of Mogadishu has good lodging arrangements for tourists.

Here Are 5 Must Visit Attractions Of Mogadishu:

1. The City Of Mogadishu

An old city that can be dated back to 10th century has amazing medieval Islamic structures as mosques, tombs. Though some of these structures have endured roughness of tempestuous political time still these historic relics are sure to mesmerize history loving tourists.

Mogadishu (مقديشو), loccaly also known as Xamar, is the largest city in Somalia and the

nation’s capital. The city is located on the coast of Indian Ocean – the coast of the Horn of Africa, in the Banaadir regional administration in southeastern Somalia.

 Mogadishu (مقديشو), the largest city in Somalia and the nation’s capital As of 2014, the capital city of Somalia has a population of 2,853,000 residents.

Hot Destinations

Somalia has the biggest coastline in Africa with 3300km seashore along the Indian Ocean. This long strip of stunning beaches can be the home to loveliest destinations for tourism. Thousands of people already come to Mogadishu’s popular beaches such as Lido Beach or Jazeera beach to relax and sunbathe by the Indian Ocean.

The City’s Main Features

Features of Mogadishu city include various sites, from the beautiful Hamarwein old town, the buzzing Bakaara Market where you can find anything from spices to building materials, to spectacular Lido Beach, Jazeera Beach. From the intriguing site for Black Hawk Down, to lush green Afgooye Orange Farms and Peace Gardens with its sports fields, kids playground and green areas.

The sandy beaches of Mogadishu’s Lido beach have vibrant coral reefs and are primarily real estate for the first tourist resorts in many years.

A Vibrant Night Life

A vibrant night life in Mogadishu attracts hundreds of people to its streets, cafes and restaurants. The families and young couples can be seen all over the popular Lido Beach that seems to be the most popular playground in the city.

Climate in Mogadishu

The Indian Ocean coastline features some of the most remarkable beaches in the world. With the pure white sand, turquoise waters and a lavish wildlife, Mogadishu’s beachfront could be developed into a popular tourist destination in years to come. It certainly has a lot to offer to its residents and visitors from the country and abroad.

A dry, hot climate is typical in this Eastern African city, with the average temperatures ranging from the low 70s to the high 80s throughout the year. Rainy days rarely occur in Mogadishu, Somalia, with the wettest weather occurring from May through August.

The Government

The Federal Government of Somalia was established on 20 August 2012, concurrent with the end of the TFG’s interim mandate.

It represents the first permanent Somali government-wide country since the start of the civil war. The Federal Parliament of Somalia serves as the government’s legislative branch.

Mogadishu Real Estate

One of the best illustrations of the new Mogadishu is an upmarket housing estate located 7 km outside the capital. It opened its gates in August 2015.

The Daru Salaam suburb will consist of 500 houses once it is completed. About 50 dwellings, with prices starting at around $70,000, had been completed by the end of 2015 already.

The initial phase of construction cost an estimated $20 million. A local bank has provided the financing for the development of Daru Salaam, which means “the House of Peace.

International Recognition

The outside world is beginning to notice Mogadishu’s transformation as well. In the recent survey of the world’s fastest-growing cities with a population of at least 1 million, the US-based consulting team Demograpia ranked Mogadishu second, right behind the Indonesian city of Batam.

In addition, The New York Times correspondent Jeffrey Gettleman says on most of his visits to Mogadishu, he found an exciting, hopeful city. He tells that new investors like Turkey have pumped millions into the capital city, while the Somali entrepreneurs play a great role in maintaining stability.

There’s a big beach now that’s open on Fridays. And there are thousands of people swimming in the water, playing soccer on the sand, selling Popsicles and things like that. It’s really remarkable”, he says.

Mogadishu is in a recovery mode. The new Mogadishu is rising from Somalia’s past. Somali capital has been undergoing an economic renaissance that was hard to even imagine a few years ago.

A lot of diaspora Somalis have come home to reconnect with their roots and explore the investment opportunities following the improvements in overall security situation in the country.

The reason Mogadishu was described as the "White Pearl"

2. Sea Beaches Of Jazeera

While you are in Mogadishu do not miss the chance to visit the virgin beaches in Jazeera of Somalia.

Jazeera Beach (also known as Gezira Beach; Somali: Xeebta Jasiira or Xeebta Jaziira) is a beach which overlooks the Somali Sea near the city of Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.

Here, thousands of people gather to relax on weekends as part of Somali seagoing culture.

The Jazeera Beach just a few kilometres south of the capital has gained popularity with the returning diaspora with hotels, restaurants, and boat riding springing up everywhere. This employs hundreds of youth and stimulates both the local tourism industry and the economy.

International tourists mostly from Turkey, USA, the UK, Italy, Germany, and Malaysia visit Jazeera Beach.

The beach offers tourists the chance to see the animal market in Jazeera where camels, cows, goats, sheep and wildlife are sold, as well as the salt mining processes located there.

The features of the beach include a small island which can be accessed by tourists by renting a boat.

The Indian Ocean coastline here features some of the most impressive beaches in the world. With pure sand, temperate waters and abundant wildlife, diaspora returnees and foreign investors are keen to develop this waterfront beach into a popular tourist destination.

3. Sea Beaches Of Murcanyo

What comes first in your mind when you hear the word #Somalia? Best nature vacations in the world that most people don't know about it. Here is #Murcanyo, Bari, it’s an enviroment that have met with Maydi, livestock, indoor and fish.

Murcanyo (Somali: Muranyo, Arabic: مورايو‎), also known as Bander Murcaayo (alternatively Bandar Murcaayo or Bunder Marayah), is a coastal town in the northeastern Bari province of Somalia. It is situated in the autonomous Puntland region.

Murcanyo is located at 11°41′34.98″N 50°27′25.34″E, in the Gulf of Aden. It lies 7 nautical miles (8 miles) southwest of Habo, 18 nautical miles (21 miles) southwest of Ras Filuk, and 38 nautical miles (44 miles) east of Qandala.

The town is situated along the beach of a long bay that borders the Gulf of Aden.

Murcanyo lies at the foot of the Jebel Murcanyo mountains (Jebel meaning mountain in Arabic), also known as Jebel Marayah.

This mountain range stretches across the Bari region to the Indian Ocean coastline at Bargal. The range consists of cream-coloured limestone, as well as sandstone, shale and quartz.