Welcome to Drive to Maydh

About 77km north of Erigavo, the coastal village of Maydh appears like a mirage. It is little more than a few undistinguished buildings, but it was once a harbour of some significance. The setting is astounding: it lies in a sheltered bay fringed with a yellow scimitar of sand and framed with barren hillsides. Most villagers make a living from the sea, although smuggling with Yemeni merchants has proved a more lucrative means of income. A particular highlight in Maydh is the whitewashed tomb of Sheikh Isaq, which is located near the beach about 3km south of Maydh. The Isaq clan is the most politically important clan in Somaliland, and the tomb attracts pilgrims from all over the country.

Feeling peckish? In the centre, the modest Maansor dishes up basic fish and pasta dishes.

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