Cultural and heritage excursions:
Somaliland offers great opportunity for tourism. Two excursions will be organized at the end of the Congress, one to the West (Hargeysa-Gebiley-Borama visiting Amoud University) and the other excursion to the East (Hargeysa- Laasgeel-Berbera). Conference attendees need to choose one of the two excursions at the moment of registration.
Laasgeel is an awesome place with its hundreds of Neolithic rock paintings in a network of caves which are thought to be some of the best preserved in Africa. Those who are interested in archeological sites, can organise an independent excursion and visit the underground city of Fardowsa in Sheikh District and other interesting archeological sites.
SSIAC18 will take place within the Hargeysa International Book Fair, one of the most largest book celebrations and cultural festival in East Africa. Books will be displayed during the whole week (21-26 July). Other cultural and heritage exhibitions, including archeological artefacts and culture material, ancient Islamic manuscripts and paintings will be displayed at the SSIAC18 venue.