Somalia’s Aden Adde International Airport can be a bit tough to get to, but with our help here at Skyscanner, you won’t have any problems making your way to Mogadishu and experiencing the East African coast.
Who Will Fly Me To Mogadishu?
There aren’t too many international carriers that fly to Mogadishu, but the following carriers can take you to Aden Adde:
- Turkish Airlines
- Air Djibouti
- Daallo Airlines
- African Express Airways
If you’re flying from the US, you’ll likely have several stopovers in Kenya, Qatar, or Sudan. Turkish Airlines has a regional hub at Aden Adde, so their international service will likely be the most consistent as well as a possible way to fly all the way from the US on one carrier.
When Should I Fly To Mogadishu?
First, make sure that there isn’t any new political turmoil which would disrupt the security situation at Aden Adde. Aden Adde has been a relatively safe airport within Somalia since 2013, and it’s no longer considered an airport with an extremely high-security risk by international aviation authorities.
Once you’ve confirmed that there hasn't been any recent security issues, you can book your ticket. It’s inexpensive to fly to Mogadishu year round, although between January and April the extreme heat makes it a less desirable destination—and a bit cheaper. Keep in mind that you’ll need to take a taxi from the airport and that you should agree on the fare beforehand—the trip can take as long as 30 minutes, and the roads are quite bumpy, so opting for a more luxurious taxi vehicle like a van is typically a good choice.
What Is There To Do In Mogadishu?
Mogadishu isn’t typically a major tourist destination within Somalia, although recent government efforts to improve security circumstances have paid off, making tourism possible. If you like beaches and ancient monuments, Mogadishu does have a lot to offer, though.
Mogadishu’s waterfront is a nearly endless and undeveloped beach which stretches for miles up and down the coast, with its clear and warm waters inviting for locals and tourists alike—and sometimes, sharks. If museums and art are more your thing, check out the National Museum of Somalia, which has many ancient artifacts as well as objects from post-civil-war Somalia.
Finally, if you’re interested in an intense shopping experience, check out Bakaara Market in central Mogadishu. At Bakaara Market, you can purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, textiles, and handmade wares of all sorts—remember to haggle and be careful about pickpockets.