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One of the finest rock art stes on the continent

I was prepared for the trip, but still the visit surpassed all expectations. The sites are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
andrasz
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London, United Kingdom
Very cool to visit

On the road to Berbera from Hargeisa, we turned off on a dirt road and a few minutes later we were... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2017
Tim G
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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Outskirts of Hargeisa, Hargeysa, Somalia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was prepared for the trip, but still the visit surpassed all expectations. The sites are absolutely amazing, both in content and preservation, and the sheer quantity of paintings is overwhelming. There are nine major shelters on the low rock outcrop, you need abou 3-4...More

Thank andrasz
Reviewed 1 June 2017

On the road to Berbera from Hargeisa, we turned off on a dirt road and a few minutes later we were at Las Geel. We climbed over rocks and into small caverns. The petroglyph cave paintings were spectacular.

1  Thank Tim G
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I loved this site. The rock paintings are remarkably well preserved and there's a great number of them in each cave to admire. A great half-day excursion from the city

Thank Cyba
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Neat cave paintings from 4,000 to 7,000 years ago, although no one knows for sure. Revealed to the western world in 2002 and now a UNESCO site. About an hour plus east of Hargesia. Need 1-2 hours to soak in the cave rock art. Can...More

2  Thank TimJMeyer
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

The cave paintings here are incredibly well preserved and interesting. There is also an informative interpretive center. Views of the surrounding area from the top of the rock are also quite stunning.

1  Thank ianrog
Reviewed 19 July 2016

I loved the place, it is not that popular as there are not many tourists, but somewhere else, this would be one of the most beautiful places to see. Anyway, I had few Somaliland police guys as I had some work with them and they...More

Thank Bojan V
Reviewed 15 June 2016

The rock paintings at Las Geel are THE reason to visit Somaliland. We saw the rock paintings in May 2016 when 2 of us bussed overland from Harar, Ethiopia, to Hargeisa, Somaliland. Las Geel is about 100km from Hargeisa but the only way to get...More

1  Thank bobinathens
Reviewed 12 June 2016

We took a drive from Garowe to the laasgeel and it was awesome, So much to see Have been there multiple times and have never been disappointed. Plan to see it again. Photos can't describe the feeling you get when you actually see it with...More

Thank Abdullsaed
Reviewed 4 June 2016

The cave paintings at Laas Geel are thousands of years old and extremely well preserved. Any visit to Somaliland should include a trip to Laas Geel. The main figures in the paintings are ceremonial cows and elongated people. The caves are about 75 minutes from...More

Thank arbutus2015
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Landscape of this place is magical.. Laas Geel's rock art is estimated to date to somewhere between 9,000–3,000 BC

1  Thank Idil H
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