Somalia Driving Advice and Car Hire Info
Driving in Somalia-Somalia Car Rental
The situation in Somalia is obviously fast changing and constantly unstable. Currently most Governments advise against all travel to most of the country. The Al Shabaab terror group continue to issue threats against Westerners and Mogadishu remains a no go area.You should check your Governments website before considering travel to any part of Somalia.
At the beginning of 2012, it was possible to source rental cars in Somaliland and and Puntland via local fixers and larger hotels, though extreme caution was always advised and driving unaccompanied by a local or guard was a major risk. The situation has however worsened towards the end of 2012 and it now seems that even Somaliland is a major risk in terms of independent travel.
There are still functioning car rental companies in Somaliland though,and the website below used to list car rental options, though when I checked in January 2013 it had been suspended-
This website may be able to offer advise on the current situation in Somaliland and option for renting vehicles-