Somalia is situated in the horn of Africa. It has some of the longest beaches on the African continent, plateaus and mountains, a continuously hot climate and a rich nomadic culture. Th friendly people, often dressed in long flowing robes, are regal and striking. Tourists now come to Somalia as the nation recovers from decades of civil war. Since 2011, a new central government has led the country, and a semblance of normal life is evident in the opening of new businesses, hospitals and schools. The hospitality industry is also picking up with the opening or renovation of hotels, restaurants, and pizza parlours. Mogadishu, the capital, is experiencing an urban boom thanks to massive investments from returning Somalis. Visitors are again able to experience its fascinating culture and enjoy its natural attractions, bask on pristine beaches and trek across arid mountains.