Wild Expeditions Berbera is a private mobile camp set and struck outside the seaport of Berbera. As well as Berbera, Wild Expedition Private Mobile Camp operates throughout Somaliland, experiencing much of what this relatively unexplored country has to offer, from the forests of Daaloo to the cave paintings of Laas Geel to the main city Hargeisa.
Wild Expeditions Private Mobile Camp is the result of decades worth of on-the-ground experience. Originally Abaca, it has been based in Ethiopia since 2010, is now a joint shareholding between Wild Enterprise (an impact investor) and four Ethiopia-based shareholders. Wild Enterprise is dedicated to helping preserve the wildernesses in which it operates. As with Hargeisa, Journeys by Design does not currently (2016) use accommodation in Berbera, and guests use the camp as a base from which to access historic Berbera during the days and evenings.
A genuine frontier experience, Wild Expeditions Private Mobile Camp is an entirely canvas affair, and consists of a mess tent and sleeping tents. Imported from South Africa, the tents are comfortable but basic, with sturdy canvas walls and floors, the latter reinforced by thick camping mats. Each tent contains double or twin beds, a veranda and en-suite facilities that include hot water and a flush-toilet.
Set and struck every few days, activities with Wild Expeditions Private Mobile Camp include cultural visits, guided walks and sundowners.