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Djibouti City & The Best Lakes Tour

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  • 3 Days & 2 Nights
  • Tour code: DJ-ON/01
Tour Details

Overview

Djibouti is one of the smallest and least known countries in Africa rich in lakes, dormant volcanoes, and forests – Djibouti! We will admire the strikingly beautiful landscape of this tiny country, like the jaw-droopingly impressive Lac Abbe – the geological wonder with limestone chimneys and Lake Assal – the lowest point in Africa, contrasting the lush greenery and waterfalls of the Day Forest.

We shall stroll along the streets of Tadjourah, called The White City because of its whitewashed buildings and we shall have a well-deserved rest on the beach of Sable Blanc – one of the best places for relax. But perhaps the most lasting impression will be the people we will meet – proud of their country with a legendary sense of hospitality.

Djibouti, the cultural melting pot of African, Arabic and Indian Ocean influences, carries an air of excitement that more popular destinations fail to match!

The Price Includes

  • Accommodation (2 nights)
  • Transportation with driver
  • Meals as listed in the program
  • Site entrance fees in Djibouti
  • Site entrance fees in Djibouti
  • English speaking guide

The Price Does not Include

  • Visa costs
  • Flights
  • Arrival/Departure tax
  • Meals not listed in the program
  • Other personal expenses

What to Expect

Itinerary

Day 1Djibouti city

Arrival at your convenience in Djibouti city where you will be greeted by an airport pickup and driven to Auberge Boulaos hotel, lunch at the hotel. Around 4 PM, you will explore the capital city of Djibouti.

During this walk, you’ll go see the two most famous mosques of the country, the Hammoud Mosque as well as the Al Sada Mosque and stop by the old colonial train station.

After the city sightseeing, you will have dinner at local restaurant and overnight in Djibouti City, Auberge Boulaos. (LD)

Day 2Djibouti City - Dikhil - Lake Abbé

In the morning we’ll drive to Lake Abbé. The drive passes The Grand Barra and Petit Barra deserts. In Dikhil there will be a stop for lunch before arriving at Lake Abbe.

You will have an overnight stay at the Tourist Camp to see the amazing scenery during sunset.  The Touristic Camp is a settlement of traditional Afar huts which are very basic. (LD).

Distance: 193 km, Duration: 4 hrs 20 minutes

Day 3Lake Abbé - Vulcano - Lake Assal - Goubet - Djibouti City

There will be an early wake up to see the sunrise. Lake Abbé has a beautiful scenery full of chimneys. During a walking tour to the Lake, you will also see nomadic people, Flamingos and Hot Springs.

The geology of this area is very interesting. We drive to Lake Assal, the lowest point in Africa. On our way, we also visit the Panoramic view of Canyon Adaleh and the Panoramic view of Goubet.

In Lake Assal the big salt field makes you feel like walking in nowhere land. The water has bright colours that change from time to time because of sun reflection. The trip continues to Djibouti City for an overnight stay. (BLD).

Note: The tour can start by picking you up at the Hotel or at The Airport. The tour ends with a drop off at the Hotel or at The Airport.

Distance: 191 km, Duration: 3 hrs 40 minutes

 

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Current Offer

To get a group discount for your Trip to Djibouti and Somaliland and save 25% up to 35% – when you travel in a group of 2 people or more.

Travelling is all about shared experiences, so why not group together with friends or family and book one of our tours as a small group? If you have two or more people in your group we will be delighted to offer you a group discount.

Note

Visit Horn of Africa is committed to providing its customers with the service mentioned in the tour program under ‘The price includes’ section. Any other service including what’s mentioned under ‘The price does not include’ section is at the expense of the customer.

Custom Tours

Our custom tours are tailor-made itineraries designed for individual travellers, families, or a small group.

We can arrange an itinerary around your interests, dates, and special requests, all our tours include private drivers, private touring, unique accommodations, and exclusive experiences.

First, we encourage you to view our published itineraries and if it is not fit your interest then contact us and let us design a customized itinerary for you.

Payment Method

We always advise booking in advance. For confirmation of the tours, we require a 10% deposit payment in advance. This can be done via an online to our European Bank account in USD. The remaining can be paid upon arrival in cash USD.

However, you can choose to pay the full amount in advance via our Somaliland Business bank transfer. We will always send the invoice with all the banking details.

IMPORTANT: All wiring fees need to be paid by the customer. Visit Horn of Africa cannot be held responsible for the failure of booking due to a delay in payment.

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your booking, the following conditions apply. A deposit payment has to be made to Visit Horn of Africa 30 days before the scheduled departure/beginning of the Tour.

  • 21 days before arrival – 20% of the total tour price will be charged
  • 15 Days before arrival – 40% of total tour price will be charged
  • 7 Days before arrival – 100% of total tour price will be charged

IMPORTANT: The cancellation policy stated above does not apply if a prior agreement has been made with Somaliland Travel Agency.

Change in Itinerary

Visit Horn of Africa tries to follow the agreed tour program with its clients as much
as possible. However, under certain circumstance, we might need to change the program
due to: Road conditions, safety, adverse weather conditions, civil war, strike, cancellation
or delay of domestic flights, high-level government meeting.

Refund

In the case where Visit Horn of Africa does not provide one of the services
mentioned in the program, we will provide a refund for the services not rendered, except
in the following cases:

  1. Cases of force majeure, adverse weather conditions, cancellation or delay of domestic
    flights, civil war, strike, road conditions, high-level government meeting.
  2. Change in Itinerary by Somaliland Travel Agency if we judge that the context endangers the safety of the customer.

Domestic & International Flights

A delay or cancellation of scheduled flights is not the responsibility of Visit Horn of Africa. We will, however, provide all the necessary assistance to our customers in such circumstances. All airfares are subject to availability at time of booking. Please also note that fares are subject to change without notice and are not guaranteed until purchased.

FAQ

Is it Djibouti safe to travel?

Djibouti one of the safest destinations in Africa, partly because of the large Western military presence. Serious crime or hostility aimed specifically at travellers is very rare, and there’s no more to worry about here than in most other countries. Apart from the odd street hustler in the centre, Djibouti City is very safe as far as Africa’s capitals go. Take care in the crowded areas and markets, as pickpockets may operate there, and avoid walking on your own in the Quartier 1, immediately south of Les Caisses market. The risk of theft and pickpocketing diminishes considerably out- side the capital.

Note that Djibouti’s security services are sensitive and active. Remain polite and calm if questioned by police officers.

How to get Djibouti?

(Somaliland), Addis Aba- ba (Ethiopia), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Istanbul (Tur- key), Nairobi (Kenya) and Paris. The border with Eritrea is closed; land borders with Ethiopia (Galafi and Gelille) and Somaliland (Loyaada) are open.

Visas to Djibouti

Visas can be obtained the embassies and consulates located abroad.

Tourist can get their electronic visa by submitting their application online at the website below.

https://www.evisa.gouv.dj/

In case of difficulty, you can approach the competent authorities of Djibouti: support@evisa.dj

Can I use my mobile/cell phone while in Djibouti?

Mobile coverage is generally good across the country. Your phone may work on roaming, depending on your home network. You can also purchase a local SIM card for around USD 11.

What is the Internet access like in Djibouti?

WiFi is increasingly common in hotels and restaurants, and there are internet cafes across Djibouti City. USB internet dongles can be purchased and loaded with data from a local provider.

Are credit cards accepted widely in Djibouti?

Credit cards are accepted at upmarket shops and hotels, though some will place a surcharge on the payment.

What is ATM access like in Djibouti?

There are ATMs in Djibouti City. They all except Visa. Outside of the capital there are no such facilities. Be sure to have both the local currency (Djibouti franc) and US dollars/euros in cash. The Djiboutian Franc is pegged to the US dollar, but beware of the conversion rate offered in some places.

Is tipping customary in Djibouti?

Leaving a small tip in restaurants is welcomed.

Drinking & Entertainment:

Alcohol is allowed in Djibouti.

Most clubs are on or around Rue d’Ethiopie, in the European Quarter. They are at their liveliest on Thursday and Friday nights. En- trance is free, but a beer costs upwards of DFr1000.

Whale Sharks Season.

Sight and swim with whale sharks from November to January.

Clothing

Somaliland is hot and so light clothes are generally a good idea. Islamic dress applies for women. Headscarves should be worn at all times.
Long-sleeved blouses or shirts are required and preferably long skirts, although loose-fitting trousers may also work. Islamic long coats, ‘manteaux’, would not be necessary.

Diving

Most diving takes place off the islands of Maskali and Moucha in the gulf of Tadjoura where you will find a variety of dive sites for all levels. There’s also a handful of spectacular sites scattered along the shore- line of the Bay of Ghoubbet, furthest west.

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