Your Expat
Community in Somalia

Connect with fellow expats in Somalia
Join exciting events and groups
Get information in our Somalia guides
Exchange tips about expat life in Somalia

Tobias Karlsen

"My job in Mogadishu brought me here, but I found great people to network and stay in touch with on the InterNations platform. "

Maria Borges

"Through InterNations, I found out more about expat health care and development aid in Somalia. Thanks! "

Our Expat Community in Somalia Welcomes You!

Is ka warran! Welcome to InterNations Somalia where you'll find all the information you need to help you in your move. When you're about to embark on the huge adventure of moving to Somalia, it's natural to have questions such as, "which district of Hergeisa should I live in?", "will I need vaccinations before entering Somalia?", or "how safe is Somaliland?" At InterNations, we strive to connect you with an experienced community of Somali expats, who will help you find answers to all these questions, and many more, so that you can focus on enjoying all that Somalia has to offer, from the majestic Dallo Forest to the delicious sambosa.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you are moving to another country or going on a business trip somewhere — our communities around the world are there to make you feel at home wherever you are. Feel free to check out our vibrant InterNations Communities in countries like Panama or Oman.

Join Our Exciting Events in Somalia

Attend our monthly events and activities for Somalia expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Somalia Expat Guides

  • Moving to Somalia

    Thanks to its wild areas and at times extreme weather, Somalia can boast of a wide range of fauna and flora, both guaranteeing beautiful natural landscapes but also making some parts uninhabited and dangerous. Discover all the challenges and opportunities of moving to Somalia in our guide!
  • Living in Somalia

    Somalia is not a common destination for expats, but living there can be an exciting adventure. It is, however, important to be cautious and well-prepared: read in our InterNations Expat Guide some useful advice about the services, facilities and infrastructures.
  • Working in Somalia

    Working in Somalia could be complicated for expats, but knowing the leading sectors, the proper job hunting techniques and the local bureaucracy is definitely an advantage. Check out these aspects and some other useful tips in the InterNations Expat Guide!

Exchange Tips about living in Somalia

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Somalia expat forums.

Embracing Your Expat Life in Somalia

Somalia is a deeply adventurous location for travel, and most of our expats head there for development work and NGO placements, though there are business opportunities available in the area of telecommunications, particularly in Mogadishu. Somaliland offers peace and tranquility, and the capital, Hargeisa, is known among ambitious travelers as one of the most unique cities in the world. Whether you’re heading there for work or simply for the adventure, we’re confident Somalia will provide an unforgettable experience.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Thailand or Indonesia, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Get to Know Interesting People Even before You Move to Somalia

When embarking on such an ambitious move, it's greatly important that our expats feel like they have a supportive community that they can turn to for advice. At InterNations, we provide that community. Our experienced Somali expats are able to help you with any concerns you might have, from the practical, such as how to obtain a work permit, to broader questions regarding Somali culture and what to expect from day-to-day life. We also find that it is extremely important to our expats that they are able to access this support network in real life, not just online. InterNations hosts large get-together events for all our Somali members that are a great opportunity to meet people and develop a social network. There are also smaller groups, organized by the expats themselves. If you can’t find a group to suit your needs, why not start your own? It’s a great opportunity to continue practicing your hobbies and to make friends along the way.

Tobias Karlsen

"My job in Mogadishu brought me here, but I found great people to network and stay in touch with on the InterNations platform. "

Maria Borges

"Through InterNations, I found out more about expat health care and development aid in Somalia. Thanks! "

Communities in Somalia

Somalia Guide Categories

Upcoming Communities in Somalia