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Burao is a city in northern Somalia, located in the Togdheer region. While not a typical tourist destination, it can be a practical choice for travellers flying in for business or to visit family. There are a few reasons to consider Burao. Firstly, it's the largest city in the region and an important commercial centre. This means there's a good chance of finding the resources and services you need during your stay. Secondly, Burao has a long history, and you might find some time to explore its markets, which are known for their traditional goods.

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Airports near Burao

Reach Burao your way. You can easily travel to Burao using any of these 4 airports.

Hargeisa Egal International Airport

Located in Hargeisa, the capital city of Somaliland, Hargeisa Egal International Airport is the closest international airport to Burao. It is approximately a 4-hour drive from Burao.


Aden Adde International Airport

Situated in Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia, Aden Adde International Airport is another option for travellers heading to Burao. However, it is a bit farther away, and you would need to take a connecting flight from Mogadishu to a more local airport near Burao.


Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport

If you prefer flying to a nearby country and then driving to Burao, Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport is a good choice. Located in Djibouti, it offers international flights and is approximately a 6-hour drive from Burao.


Addis Ababa Bole International Airport

Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, is another option for travellers heading to Burao. Addis Ababa Bole International Airport is a major hub in the region and offers numerous international flights. From Addis Ababa, you can take a connecting flight to a local airport near Burao.

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Things to do in Burao

Burao has an abundance of attractions to see - to make things easier, here's our top 3:

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Burao Livestock Market

As one of the largest livestock markets in Somalia, the Burao Livestock Market is a bustling hub of activity and a cornerstone of the local economy. Visitors can experience the vibrant atmosphere where camels, goats, sheep, and cattle are traded. It's a unique opportunity to witness traditional Somali commerce in action and to understand the importance of livestock to the Somali way of life.

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Togdheer River

The Togdheer River is a seasonal river that runs through the city of Burao. During the rainy seasons, it becomes a lush, green oasis that contrasts with the arid surroundings. The riverbanks become a gathering place for locals and a spot for pastoralists to water their animals. It's a natural attraction that offers a glimpse into the region's ecology and the adaptability of its inhabitants.

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Burao City Center

The heart of Burao is a vibrant mix of modern and traditional influences, with bustling streets, markets, and shops. Visitors can explore local businesses, interact with friendly residents, and sample traditional Somali cuisine. The city centre is a great place to immerse oneself in the daily life of Burao and to experience the city's unique culture and hospitality.

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