Somaliland

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Bradt Travel Guides, 2012 - Travel - 183 pages
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Little known to the outside world, Somaliland has much to offer the truly intrepid traveller. This pioneering guidebook introduces one of the world's least chartered travel destinations. Author Philip Briggs covers everything from the low-key capital Hargeisa and mediaeval port of Berbera to peerless rock art sites such as Las Geel, and the scenery and wildlife of the Daallo Escarpment, towering 2,000m high above the pristine reefs of the Gulf of Aden. Somaliland's ruined cities and historical ports date back 5,000 years and have links with ancient Egypt and Axum in northern Ethiopia, as well as the Ottoman and British Empires. This guide offers background and practical information to every accessible corner of the country with the only real maps in existence of its capital and other large towns, and a section on wildlife.
  

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Contents

Background Information
3
Natural History
33
Practical Information
47
Health
65
Hargeisa
78
Las Geel and the Berbera Road
97
Berbera and Surrounds
104
Sheikh and Burao
117
Sanaag
125
West of Hargeisa
139
Overland Rotes to Hargeisa from Addis Ababa
156
Language
176
Further Reading
179
Index
181
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About the author (2012)

Philip Briggs is a travel writer and tour leader specialising in East Africa. He has written numerous Bradt guides to the African continent.

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