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Travel Warning WARNING: Kismayo remains dangerous and is emphatically NOT a tourist destination. While the city has been liberated from the Islamic extremist group al Shabab and is now under Somali Government and African Union control, the situation in the city remains volatile, and travel here is definitively not advisable!! (Updated October 2012)

Kismayo (also Kismaayo, Kismayo and Chisimayu) is a port city in Southern Somalia.

Understand[edit]

Kismayo is a port city located around 500km south of the capital Mogadishu, and has a population of around 250,000. Since the former President Siad Barre was overthrown in 1992, Kismayu has been a city in constant turmoil with local war lords, the Islamic Courts Union and Ethiopian-Transitional Federal Government all vying for control of the area.

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Buses are the main form of transportation in the city.

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  • Hotel Cascasleey, +252-07903209446. Small hotel with 22 rooms built in 1983, a restaurant and a mosque is available at the hotel grounds.  edit

Stay safe[edit]

At present, the city can in no way be considered a tourist destination, and unaccompanied westerners would most likely not make it out alive. Arrival by car from Mogadishu is extremely dangerous, and arriving by sea invites risk of attack by pirates.

Get out[edit]

Kenya




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