Health & safety
Follow what hotel staff will tell you – an armed soldier (at your own expense) and a tour guide might be compulsory outside Hargeisa. If you venture out without a guard, you might be turned back at checkpoints. Check the situation while in Hargeisa. All travel in the Sool and Sanaag regions of Somaliland is currently unsafe due to conflict in Puntland, which claims those provinces.
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