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Welcome to Somalia and Somaliland!

Most Westerners would prefer to be incarcerated at home rather than visit Somaliland and Somalia, for good reason, the news of the remarkable recent improvement in safety is simply not spoken about.

Country Profile

Omar Duale, Director WWMAF Somalia

Omar Duale, Director WWMAF Somalia

Some recent history: Britain and Italy sliced up Somalia after the first world war, Somaliland, the most northerly province for the British King and the rest for the Italians. Neither colonial power found much to interest them in either territory, the arid countryside being dominated by tribal rulers with an economy based on rearing goats and camels. During the past 20 years, the northern province decided to create what is now a working government with all the trappings of a functioning state with its own money, parliament and legislature, various ministries and the drive to make them all work. That province is now Somaliland but is not recognized by any country albeit a model for the rest of Somalia. The other states to the south are “Somalia” that became “failed states” that were ungovernable by any of the tribal factions. Wreaked by war and starvation, Somalia was in stasis. While Somaliland was relatively safe, Mogadishu and Kismayo to the south were territories for the militias to fight over.

Worldwide Movers Africa (Somaliland), under the guidance of Omar Duale, started the first international relocation company in Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland in 2010. Not easy in a country where there are no banks, post office services, the company offered the first moving services and remains without competitors, it being only for the intrepid. Nevertheless, Worldwide Movers Africa (Somaliland) offers full origin and destination services, are equipped like all other WWM operations in Africa and are trusted with the highest calibre transfers.

Areas of Operation
2012 saw Worldwide Movers Africa open in Somalia itself with a small operation in Mogadishu. It is difficult to believe that the population can promenade in the streets of the capital nowadays and that shops, cafes and restaurants are blossoming where recently there was only rubble. Expatriate Somali money is being repatriated and we expect there to be increasing investment in the capital as well as the south where AU troops are clearing out Al Shabab.

Worldwide Movers Africa (Somalia) is owned by Ethiopian, Canadian and US stakeholders, ensuring continuity of service quality: the company is well known to all major international relocation companies and enjoys an unparalleled local reputation for care and prudence. Worldwide Movers Africa (Somalia) is a member of the IAM (USA), the International Association of Movers.

Country Info

Customs Regulations

Please contact our office. We will be pleased to send you the prevailing local import regulations as well as tips about moving to Somalia.


Telecommunications are much improved across the country and the acquisition of a cell phone is easy and fast. Installation of land lines and internet connection is slower but in the meantime there are plenty of other wifi connections in hotels and other public places.

Accommodation and Schools

Please contact our office. We will be pleased to send you details of some real-estate companies as well as the list of schools that could be suitable for your children.

Moving Pets

Many relocations to and from Africa include pets, dogs in particular. We move your pets safely and comfortably. We ensure that direct flights are used whenever possible and that the transit time is kept to a bare minimum. In most cases we construct the transit containers to IATA the specifications but you may use your own if it conforms. We encourage you to use the transit container well before the move so your pet can feel completely at home in it. Delivery of your pet to your new home is looked after by professionals, all of whom are members of the necessary international trade associations. It is the responsibility of the pet owner to comply with veterinary and quarantine requirements.

  • Pets are relocated safely and comfortably
  • Our personal touch ensures that the relocation is made as smooth as possible
  • Pets travel in IATA-approved travel containers
  • All airline and customs documentation is seen to, as is compliance with veterinary and quarantine requirements

Orientation Services

It’s not easy finding your way around in a new city if you don’t have the resources of a resident friend to show you the ropes. The aim of our City Orientation Tour is to show you where to find what you need and make your initial settling-in period a little easier. As well, you can use your own car if you like (or ours) to get you accustomed to driving in local city traffic

The tour includes: favored expat residential areas, shopping centers, the central business district, schools, hospitals, embassies, specialty shops such as delicatessens, hardware stores, furnishing stores, liquor stores, opticians, major hotels, restaurants, entertainment spots, and points of cultural interest. In addition you will be shown sports and social clubs as well as spots to acquire a reliable vehicle. A Worldwide Movers Africa representative will collect you from your hotel or office where we will generate an orientation tour that suits your particular needs. The tour lasts approximately four hours and includes lunch. Please contact our office for more information.


Most African metropolises are considerably safer than some larger western cities. Common sense and some pertinent advice make life easier and more secure. Please call Worldwide Movers Africa who will be pleased to organize an Orientation Tour for you during which time you can discuss home security, car security, security companies and various methods to prevent theft.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a guaranteed door-to-door price and information about my move?

One call to Worldwide Movers Africa is enough. Our staff will come to survey your household and personal effects and quickly get back to you with pricing and information. This service is free of charge.

What if I don’t live in one of the major towns or in a distant locality?

No problem. Worldwide Movers Africa services the entire country.

What if I don’t have a residence at destination?

Worldwide Movers Africa can quote you storage rates overseas and insure them accordingly.

Does insurance coverage include all risks?

Yes. We provide you with a form to list all your goods for insurance and all those goods listed are covered.

Do I have to prepay my move or part of my move?

It depends. If your company has an account with us, no. If it’s a private move, yes.

Can I pay for my move with a credit or debit card?

In some of our countries, yes. Otherwise bank transfers are the norm.

Can you ship my much-loved pet?

Yes, we love pets. We have in stock or can build tailor-made shipping crates for pets and we have close relations with professional pet carriers overseas too.

Contact our Somaliland team


Omar Duale

Contact Details

Tel: +252 2 523838

Tel: +252 63 4426761


Mulwana Kibira Road /
Main Street,

Courier address

c/o Safeway Travel Office

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