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Kismayo
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Day 14
19h 22m
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Travel Tips

Absolutely! Planning your visit to Mogadishu, Barawe, Kismayo is an exciting endeavor. Here are some travel tips to make your journey smooth:

Best Time to Visit:
The months from December to March can be considered for the visit as the weather is less hot than other months. Avoid the rainy season that generally starts in April/May and October/November.

Route and Accessibility:
You can reach Mogadishu through Aden Adde International Airport. From Mogadishu, you can drive down to Barawe (3-4 hours) & Kismayo (6-7 hours). There are also local flights from Mogadishu to Kismayo.

Altitude and Acclimatization:
All these places are near sea-level. Acclimatization is not an issue but do stay hydrated to handle the hot weather.

Accommodation and Booking:
There are hotels available in all these places. However, it is always recommended to book your accommodations in advance. It is advisable to stay in hotels recommended by local tourism agencies or international travel portals due to security reasons.

Clothing and Essentials:
Pack light but protective summer clothes, a sun hat and sunglasses because the weather can be hot. Insect repellent and a good sunscreen are a must.

Health and Safety:
Before your visit, it is recommended to check travel advisories due to ongoing issues in certain areas.
Additionally, health insurance that covers medical evacuation is advised. Always remember to respect local traditions and customs.

Local Etiquette and Respect:
Somalis are hospitable, and it is polite to return greetings. Modest dressing is appreciated. Public display of affection is not common and might be frowned upon. The country is Islamic, so respect for Muslim customs including prayer times and Ramadan fasting is important.