Internet Access: There is a slow of internet outlets in the centre. They all oﬀer fast connections. Expect to pay around DFr200 per hour.
Medical Services: You’ll ﬁnd several well-stocked pharmacies in the centre.
Money: There are banks and two bureaux de change in the centre, as well as a few Visa-friendly ATMs (but only one ATM accepts MasterCard). Both the Djibouti Palace Kempinski and Sheraton Djibouti Hotel have an ATM.
Post: Main post office North of the centre. Also houses a Western Union counter.
Telephone: The most convenient places to make an international or a local call is the various telephone outlets scattered around the city centre.
Getting There & Away
Air: Ambouli airport is 5km south of town. for details of international flights to and from Djibouti city and represent most international and regional airlines.
Boat: A ferry plies the Djibouti–Tadjoura and Djibouti– Obock routes two to three times a week (DFr1500 one way, two to three hours for either journey). It doesn’t operate from mid-June to mid-September. Boats leave from L’Escale.
Car: For 4WD rental (from DFr25,000 per day, with driver), we are ready to arrange you anytime.
Local Transport: Minibuses leave from various departure points south of town. They connect Djibouti City to Tadjoura, Galaﬁ (at the Ethiopian border) and Obock. Most minibuses leave early in the morning and only when they are full. Most journeys cost from DFr600 to DFr2000, depending on the distance.
Getting Around: The central hub for city minibuses (all tickets DFr50) is ). A taxi ride within the centre costs about DFr600 (DFr1000 to or from the airport).