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.
This trail passes through remote areas, so you need to be prepared. This route is not suitable for normal cars. If you dare to take the risk and travel along this dusty and bumpy route, then make sure to be driven by someone who has experience of the road. It links Las Khorey, an ancient coastal city in the northern Sanaag region and Badhan (or Baran), a city and district in the Sanaag region.
The road climbs up to 1.911m above the sea level. The surface on this gravel road is often loose, especially along the sides of the road. Due its unique location and the climb in elevation over thousands of feet, and passing through remote areas, it is important when driving in these conditions to be prepared. This track can get very muddy and slippery after rain making it challenging to get through. During and after a storm the road may be impassable, even with a four-wheel-drive vehicle.
Pic: Ali Yusuf