'Briggs' love for Africa, and his deep respect for its people, inform and illuminate the whole experience.'
'Somaliland appears in a first edition and is the item of choice for anyone planning a visit to the region - including Addis Ababa and Eastern Ethiopia. From visa requirements and how to travel in the region to sights to see and places to stay, this covers one of the world's least-charted travel destinations and provides everything needed to understand the area and its attractions. Most guides list Somaliland as a side attraction to other nearby areas: this dedication to the country as a whole is a 'must' for travelers who want in-depth coverage over generalities, and is a pick for any independent travel library.'
'The Somaliland guide book is very good and provides a lot of necessary information about Somaliland. I commend you for this great piece of work and hope you will continue updating it.'
Ali A Awale
Head of the Somaliland Mission UK
Part One General Information
(2) Chapter 1 Background Information
History, Government and politics, Economy, People, Language, Religion, Arts and music
(3) Chapter 2 Natural History
Lay of the land, Mammals, Reptiles and amphibians, Birds, Marine wildlife
(4) Chapter 3 Practical Information
When to visit, Suggested itineraries, Tour operators, Red tape, Getting there and away, Safety, Women travellers, Gay travellers,
What to take, Money and budgeting, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Public holidays and weekends, Shopping, Photography, Media and communications, Travelling positively
(5) Chapter 4 Health
Before you go, Medical facilities in Somaliland, Malaria, Other diseases, Dangerous animals
Part two The guide
(6) Chapter 5 Hargeisa
History, Getting there and away, Orientation, Getting around, Tourist information, Tour operators, Where to stay, Where to eat, Shopping, Other practicalities, What to see
(7) Chapter 6 Las Geel and the Berbera road
Aw-Barkadle, Las Geel, Ga'an Libah Reserve, Beira Hills, Xabaalo Tumaalood
(8) Chapter 7 Berbera and surrounds
History, Getting there and away, Getting around, Tourist information, Where to stay, Where to
eat, Other practicalities, What to see, Around Berbera
(9) Chapter 8 Sheikh and Burao
(10) Chapter 9 Sanaag
Burao to Erigavo, Erigavo, Daalo Forest, Maydh
(11) Chapter 10 West of Hargeisa
Rock art sites on the Borama road, Tog Wajaale, Borama, Zeila, Giriyad Plains, Looyada
(12) Chapter 11 Overland routes to Hargeisa from Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa, Dire Dawa, Harar, Jijiga
(13) Appendix 1 Language
(14) Appendix 2 Further reading
Philip Briggs is a travel writer and tour leader specialising in East Africa. He has written numerous Bradt guides to the African continent.