In the cradle of the Horn of Africa, Somalia unfolds its vast landscapes, with roads that narrate tales of ancient traditions, rugged beauty, and the resilience of its people. Amidst this backdrop, driving here is not merely about covering distances but understanding the nuances and challenges of the terrain. The road from Maydh to Erigavo in the Sanaag region stands as a testament to this duality. While it offers a ruggedly beautiful journey through the northern realms of Somaliland, it is also a challenging path that demands respect and caution.

However, one must tread even more carefully on the road to Sheikh Pass, where echoes of past conflicts have left behind landmines, turning a scenic route into a treacherous journey. Meanwhile, in the southern part of the country, the gravel path between Kismayo and Bardera City is notorious. The beauty of the route contrasts sharply with the dangers it presents, from illegal checkpoints and militias to the very real threats posed by wild animals and the perilous state of the road itself.

Yet, for those who dare, Somalia's roads offer a profound journey. It's a voyage that traverses not just the vastness of its landscapes but the depths of its history and the spirit of its people. Here, every mile traveled is a story of endurance, hope, and the eternal human quest for exploration

Beware of landmines on the road to Sheikh Pass

Sheikh Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.497m (4,911ft) above the sea level, located in the northwestern Sahil province of Somaliland, in Somalia.

The road from Maydh to Erigavo is not a Sunday drive

Located in the Sanaag region of Somaliland, in northern Somalia, the road from Maydh to Erigavo is a very challenging drive.

A hazardous and dangerous road from Kismayo to Bardera City

Located in southern Namibia, the gravel Kismayo-Bardera City road is said to be the most dangerous road in the country due to illegal checkpoints, militias, rapists, wild animals, daily accidents, narrow and steep passages, and broken tarmac.

The Ultimate Guide to Traveling the Geeldora Road

Located in north Eastern Somalia, the Geeldora Road is an epic adventure only for 4wd vehicles. The road is gravel and rocky. It’s 90km long.

Driving through the exciting coastal Lafogoray Road

Located in the northeastern Bari region of Somalia, Lafogoray Road is a very exciting beach drive.