Mogadishu Travel Guide

  • AMISOM in Somalia
    AMISOM in Somalia
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  • Some of the many sites to see
    Some of the many sites to see
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  • The Mogadishu Cathedral
    The Mogadishu Cathedral
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Mogadishu Things to Do

  • Must do when ariving

    Make sure you tell as many locals that you are American and that your family back home has a lot of money. This will insure a level of hospitality that you probably won't experience back home. Also, The people of Mogadishu take great pride in their women, so it is important that you take as many pictures of them as you can. They will see this as a...

  • The Shanghai / Old City Area

    The Shanghai located along the shore South of the city. The Shanghai was once the “Beach Club” where Italian expatriate and the wealthies hung out. The setup of the Shanghai and its building reflected it was once a very beautiful spot of Mogadishu. Some of the best hotel in Mogadishu was in the Shanghai area.Today, the Shanghai is completely...

  • The Bakara Market

    The Bakara Market is the biggest and busiest market in Mogadishu. Items range from the regular living necessity such as clothing and food, to stolen foreign passports, AK47 automatic weapons, Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG) and ammunition, can be found inside the Bakara.


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Mogadishu Transportation

  • by hankcheng Written Mar 3, 2004

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    When you arrange your personal armed guards, you will be traveling with them in one of the pickup trucks, or, the 'Technicals'.

    There are privately own, modified pickup trucks that serve as the city's public transportation, but you won't need to travel in any public transportation since you will have your technicals where ever you go.

    Somalia 'Bus'

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Mogadishu Warnings and Dangers

  • Get Hired Guards

    Mogadishu is unsafe and it is a a battle zone for the insurgents and the so called government, there is no effective police so don't expect police protection. hire group of guards to protect you or if you can not afford it stay the highly fortified places . AMISOM and the Somali soldiers have heavy presence in some parts of the city.

  • Hiring armed guards

    Many other sites will tell you that you need an armed militia to travel here. I can tell you this is not true and a waste of money. This rumor was believed to be started by local militia businesses to help increase sales. the truth is that within minutes of ariving, you probably will see armed locals with ak-47's surrounding you and will continue...

  • We Survived Mogadishu for Three Days and...

    This is clearly not a place to visit at current times. We (two of us) planned months and studied the city and people and gangs operating there, until we understood. We got in and out, taking hundreds of pictures, capturing several crimes on video. We also captured video and photos of friendly but terrified people who are trapped in that...


Mogadishu Sports & Outdoors

  • by cyanover Written May 7, 2010

    THere is absolutly no restirctions on how you want yo shot your gun. If you want to shot your AK-47 at a target, moving target, bird, or human, you have the freedom to do so. Crowds of locals seem to be the best hunting spot. Shooting is a smalian past time. anf if you dont paticipate. you may not have the best of fun!!!

    Equipment: The latest in military weapons

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    • Hiking and Walking

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