Sheikh Mountains of Somaliland
Somaliland has a budding tourist industry and is home to what
is often considered to be one of the most interesting attractions
in the Horn of Africa, the Laas Gaal cave paintings. Currently, a
small number of tourists travel to the country to see this sight.
The paintings are situated near Hargeisa and were discovered by a
French archaeological team in 2002. The government and locals keep
the cave paintings safe and only a restricted number of tourists are
allowed. Other notable sights include the Freedom Arch in Hargeisa and
the war memorial in the city center.
Natural attractions are very common around the country. The Nasa Hablood hills are twin hills located on the outskirts of Hargeisa that Somalilanders consider to be a majestic natural landmark.
Naasa-Hablood (Somali meaning Girls' Breasts) are twin hills situated on the outskirts of the Hargeisa, Somalia. Since its discovery, Naasa Hablood has become a key tourist attraction and a landmark for the Somalis to embellish. The hills are made of granite and sand which is very different from the fertile, green and lush hills most people know of. Sometimes, the hills are mistaken for sand dunes but northern Somalia is an arid, dry region with fertile greenery in some regions unlike Saharan countries in North Africa. Naasa Hablood are shaped like two, huge pyramids, thus making it a centre piece for one of wonders of the Ancient World
Berbera is the capitial city of Sahil region. It was for centuries the capital of the Somaliland region and also the colonial capital of British Somaliland from 1870 to 1941 when it was moved to Hargeisa. Located strategically on the oil route, Berbera has a deep-sea port that was completed in 1969, and which is still the main commercial seaport for Somaliland.