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 to 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 carry an air of excitement that more popular destinations fail to match!
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
IMPORTANT: The cancellation policy stated above does not apply if a prior agreement has been made with Somaliland Travel Agency.
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.
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
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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.
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.
(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 can be obtained the embassies and consulates located abroad.
Tourist can get their electronic visa by submitting their application online at the website below.
In case of difficulty, you can approach the competent authorities of Djibouti: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Credit cards are accepted at upmarket shops and hotels, though some will place a surcharge on the payment.
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.
Leaving a small tip in restaurants is welcomed.
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.
Sight and swim with whale sharks from November to January.
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.
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.