Welcome To The Village
Hotel and Restaurant
Welcome to the Village hotel and restaurant, a gem in the heart of Somalia. We serve a blend of Somali cuisine with a twist, unique to the head chef. The Village hotels and restaurants was established in 2008 by Chef Ahmed Jama when he returned to Somalia, to serve people healthy locally grow produce.
We are devoted to keeping luxury standards, where you can come relax and enjoy the sun, sand and sea. With five hotels and restaurants across Mogadishu and a reputation for the best hotel service and cuisine in the horn of Africa, we also provide wedding, catering and events services.
Get a taste of somalia that is long forgotten....
We are renowned for our amazing food and great catering and hotel services, not forgetting our best cappuccino, cocktails and shakes in the country. We serve all traditional Somali food whilst recommending dietary options and personal healthier options for people with diabetes etc. The interior is adorned with traditional Somali arts and crafts, decorated gardens. We also grow our own produce within the premise, making an all together memorable experience.
One Worls Media Awards
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While media coverage of Somalia often focuses on politics, violence, and the suffering inflicted on civilians, this piece looks at an ordinary man who left his life in London to set up a chain of restaurants in Mogadishu. With a new government came the hope that there could be peace. But in Somalia, the job of rebuilding the nation will probably be up to the people, not politicians.
Unreported World: The Master Chef of Mogadishu.
Aidan Hartley and John Conroy made this moving film about a man determined to help re-build his country, despite the fact that his success has made him a target of al-Shabaab. Days before filming began, extremists blew themselves up in one of Ahmed’s cafes, killing 20 civilians. Through his restaurants and his sacrifice, Ahmed has given confidence to ordinary Somalis to dare to think and act more freely.
Must Watch. Uk's channel 4 Unreported World meets the remarkable British Somali man (Chef ahmed Jama) who has mortgaged his life in London and left his family behind to set up a chain of restaurants in the Somali capital.
Qucksilver Media for Channel 4.
The jury said:
"The Master Chef of Mogadishu was a brave piece of filmmaking that showed a fresh perspective of life in Somalia. Beautifully filmed and observed, it was a story of hope, showing the resilience and bravery of one man determined to play his part in rebuilding his war-torn country. Where some films show people in the developing world as passive victims, here there was a real sense of agency. The jury all agreed that they would never think of Somalia in the same way as a result of having seen this film."