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5 DAYS OF ICONIC TOUR IN DJIBOUTI

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  • 5 Days Iconic tour in Djibouti
  • Tour code: DJ-ON/02
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 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!

The Price Includes

  • Accommodation with breakfast
  • Transportation with driver
  • Site entrance fees in Djibouti
  • Site entrance fees in Djibouti
  • English speaking guide

The Price Does not Include

  • Visa costs
  • PCR-test
  • Flights
  • Arrival/Departure tax
  • Meals
  • Other personal expenses

What to Expect

  • Djibouti city sightseeing
  • Swimming with the Whale sharks
  • South Circuit and Lake Abbe
  • Lake Assal – the lowest point in Africa
Itinerary

Day 1Djibouti City

Arrival in Djibouti city – the capital of Djibouti, the former French part of Somalia Peninsula. COVID test upon arrival at the airport. Meet the guide and lunch break in Djibouti city, check in at the hotel. Visit the historic city center in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Atlantic hotel (4-star hotel) in Downtown Djibouti.

Day 2Whale Shark Trip

The morning after breakfast, picked up at 7:45 from the hotel and then drive to Arta Plage. We drive through a scenic wadi to use local boats and boat drivers at Arta Plage.

We search for whale sharks, and hopefully swim and snorkel with whale sharks. The chances to find whale sharks in the warm waters of Indian ocean in January are really high however not 100% guaranteed and very much dependant on the weather. After looking for whale sharks we will stop at an isolated beach to snorkel on pristine coral reefs and have lunch on the beach.  Lunch break. Scuba diving can be planned as an option at an extra cost. Drive back to Djibouti city in the afternoon, have dinner, and overnight in the hotel Atlantic hotel.

Day 3South Circuit and Lake Abbeh

The morning after breakfast, drive to the South. The South Circuit of the Republic of Djibouti goes through the Grand & Petit Bara, which is the most desert area in the country. Then visit shortly Afar and Somali people village of Dikhil.  Drive to Afar village of As Ela and have a traditional lunch in the local house. Afterward, drive to Lake Abbeh.

Lake Abbeh is the largest one in the chain of six salt reservoirs located on the border of Djibouti and Ethiopia. This amazing lake is located in a basin called the Afar Point. A unique place where the giant Arabian, Somali and Nubian plates slowly move away from each other, which creates a fantastic landscape. Boiling water of thermal springs with a high content of calcium carbonate for centuries created peculiar limestone pipe columns (called here “chimneys” or “fumaroles”). Some of these columns, surrounded by swirling steam, reach a height of 50 meters, reinforcing the mystery of the landscape. Interestingly, the name Abbe means “rotten”, since the smell of hydrogen sulfide emanates from the lake. On the shore of Lake Abbe, parts of the film “Planet of the Apes” was shot.

Explore the area until the sunset and overnight at Lake Abbeh tourist camp with all amenities and the beautiful view on the lake Abbeh chimneys.

Day 4Lake Abbeh and Lake Assal

A wake-up call for the sunrise is early in the morning. We drive to the chimney’s area for sunrise and visit hot springs. After visiting and exploring Lake Abbeh, back to the tourist camp for breakfast and visit Afar traditional village nearby. En route we stop in Kouta Bouya to visit the village, after lunch at La Palmeraie, we drive to another lake – Lake Assal to visit the lowest point in Africa. En route, you stop for visiting scenic views of Canyon and faults – part of the Danakil depression.

The Lake Assal or Bahr al Assal in Arabic, the sea of honey (153 m below sea level) is located 107 km west of Djibouti city. After visiting Lake Assal and its surroundings, drive to Djibouti city for dinner and overnight at Atlantic hotel.

Day 5Departure and Return Flight

After breakfast, leisure time in the hotel and free time in Djibouti city. Transfer to the airport and flight back home.

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Tour Note

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 Credit card or sending a wire transfer 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 Visit Horn of Africa.

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.

FAQs

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.

Pricing cost

Pricing cost

US$1300 per person based on one person travelling
US$1000 per person based on two people travelling
US$900 per person based on three people travelling

Please contact us with requests for any amendments to the standard itinerary and for prices to suit your preferred dates of travel and the number of travelers in your party.

For book please fill the inquiry form but if you need confirmation of your booking make a deposit of 5% in order to secure your booking, however, no booking is fully confirmed until a deposit has been paid.

If you have any questions please email us: info@visithornafrica.com

5 DAYS OF ICONIC TOUR IN DJIBOUTI

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  • Tour Price: $400
  • Single Supplement: $60
  • Duration: 3 days & 2 nights
  • Starting point: Hargeisa
  • Ending point: Hargeisa
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Transportation: Vehicle
  • Age Range: 12 - 80
  • Max Group Size: 18
  • Tour Code: HLBH-32
  • Departure: Anytime you want
  • Pick up: Airport, Hotel
Tour Details

Somaliland is the country that isn’t. Still unrecognised by the rest of the world despite more than twenty years of de facto independence, Somaliland is an exciting nation reverberating with fascinating history and nomadic heritage. Our group tours and tailor made holidays to Somaliland take you to a country that could not be further off the tourist trail, and can rightly be considered to be one of the last true frontiers of African travel. From the modern capital Hargeisa to the ancient port of Berbera, from desert communities to some of the best rock art on the continent, Somaliland has much to offer the intrepid traveller. It’s a wonder that more people haven’t woken up to the subtle charms of this intriguing nation. But then perhaps that’s no bad thing – travelling in Somaliland carries an air of excitement that more popular destinations fail to match.

Departure & Return Location

Hargeisa Airport

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Hotel Accomodation
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • All transportation in destination location
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • Escort (Armed Security)
  • Visa on arrival (Assistance)
  • Permits
  • Taxation

Price Excludes

  • Single Supplement: $50
  • Visa fee $60
  • Air tickets
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Tips
Tour Highlights
  • Discover the unknown delights of Somaliland, an unrecognized state with much to offer the Africa enthusiast.
  • Explore Hargeisa, the capital and visit the markets including camel market.
  • Travel to the caves of Laas Geel, where rock art dating back 5,000 years has been found – one of the best preserved examples in all of Africa.
  • Berbera – the old quarter, experience the best things to see and do in Somaliland, including heading out to the port of Berbera with a fascinating mix of British, Persian and Ottoman architecture.
Itinerary

Day 1Hargeisa

Arrive in Hargeisa and transfer to your hotel, Spend the Afternoon exploring the city and seeing some of its sights, including the War Memorial with its unusual monument of a crashed MiG fighter plane, the markets – including the gold and camel markets. Overnight Sugaal Hotel. (LD)

Day 2Hargeisa - Laas Geel - Berbera - Hargeisa

Travel to the caves of Las Geel, where rock art dating back 5,000 years has been found – one of the best-preserved examples in all of Africa and a real highlight of the trip. After visiting the site we continue to Berbera on the coast, with its interesting architecture from both the Ottoman and British periods, which we explore, lunch at Berbera and short city sightseeing then come back Hargeisa and overnight. (BLD)

Day 3Departure

Transfer to the airport and end the tour. (B)

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Tour Notes

FLEXIBLE DATE CHANGE

Change your tour or activity start date at no extra cost, in some cases up to 24 hours before the tour begins! Flexible and easy for most operators!

TOUR PRICE

All our tours are priced on a land-only basis, giving you maximum flexibility when deciding how to get to and from your tour. For the latest prices, please refer to our website or contact the office.

DEPOSIT

30% deposit is required to confirm your booking. In addition, the balance will bring cash USD and payable on arrival.

TRAVELLING SOLO & SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

As a company approximately 70% of our clients are solo travellers, so it’s very unlikely you’ll be alone!

Our prices are typically based on twin-share accommodation but single supplements are not compulsory for our tours. If you prefer not to pay a single supplement we’ll pair you with someone else of the same sex for you to share with throughout the trip.
On this trip, if you do opt to pay for a single supplement then please note that it will cover you for all nights of the tour/ including all camping nights, when you would get your own tent/all nights apart from Udaipur due to the limited number of rooms available there.

Please note that paying a single supplement entitles you to lone occupancy of a single room. In many cases these rooms will be of the same size as a double/twin room, but in some cases they may be smaller.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Payment for the tour is a fundamental part of the tour’s income and contributes to the overall cost of equipment, running costs, staffing, administration, etc. As the Company will have incurred the majority of its costs before the tour starts, we need to impose cancellation charges to cover these costs. However, 10% deposits are non-refundable. If you cancel your booking.

FAQ

Is Somaliland a country?

Somaliland is not Somalia. A self-declared independent state unrecognised by the rest of the world; Somaliland has its own government and currency and has escaped the chaos that has engulfed its notorious cousin. Perched on the Horn of Africa and bordered by the Red Sea, Somaliland is a country of proud traditions born out of its largely nomadic heritage, keen to welcome visitors

Is it Somaliland safe to travel?

The government is very much invested in distancing itself from its southern neighbor and shedding the unsavory reputation thereof, and so they’ve invested massively in the safety of its few tourists. Somaliland is a very safe and peaceful country; for instance, it’s perfectly safe to walk alone at night in Hargeisa. Guests to the country are also provided with armed escorts – more for the government’s peace of mind than yours!
Do keep in mind that Somaliland remains a poor country; though violent crimes and hotel break-ins are almost completely unheard of, there is a small chance of pick-pocketing. As previously mentioned, Somaliland is a conservative Muslim society, and women should dress modestly to avoid unwanted attention. Men should refrain from taking pictures of women in the country, as their male relatives could well take offence to this. Most conflicts are easily resolved with an apology, a smile and a handshake, however we do research the security of our destinations highly and safety is a priority for us, however, we advise you do you own research too to ensure you are comfortable with your trip.

What to do in Somalilad?

Somaliland has plenty to offer during your stay! Some of the most vibrant cave paintings in the world can be found in the country – at the site of Las Geel, a few hours away from Hargeisa, you can see numerous millennia-old paintings.
Berbera, the second-biggest city, is by the sea and offers great beaches. You can easily hire a boat and there is a dive shop that can arrange day-long dive trips. Simple people-watching (not in a pervy way) is one of the most rewarding activities in the country, however. Visit Hargeisa’s bustling market or head to the camel market in the morning for a wild experience.

Where to stay in Somaliland?

There are not so many options when it comes to accommodation, alas; Hargeisa has a few high-end hotels, but we’d recommend Sugaal Hotel, located a street away from the main drag and featuring very friendly and helpful staff. In Berbera, most tourists stay at the fanciest place in town, the Mansoor Hotel.

How to stay online in Somalilad

The country has, surprisingly, some of the cheapest and fastest internets in Africa. There are two main companies, confusingly called Somtel and Telesom. There are a varied and decent number of packages for mobile connectivity. Coverage is good through the country, and buying a SIM card will cost you a princely USD $1. 300 MB of data on top of the SIM’s default package is another USD $1.

How to get Somaliland?

Getting there has never been easier! The country now offers visas on arrival to a good number of nationalities at all its land borders and Hargeisa airport. The airport is also connected to Addis Abada with two daily flights, and also has flights to Dubai, Egypt, Djibouti and Mogadishu.
The more adventurous amongst you may want to try your luck on an overland journey from Harar or Djibouti City, but from Djibouti overland be advised that these are pretty hardcore and the terrible roads are not for the fainthearted!

What is the currency of Somalilad

In a nice nod to their British colonial roots, they use the Somaliland shilling. The largest note (bill) is a 5000, and when changing money you’ll usually end up with a huge pile of cash. The most common note/bill you’ll see is the 1000 – it’s so common in comparison to the 500-/5000-shilling notes, in fact, that you’d be forgiven for thinking that they don’t exist. The current exchange rate is around 8000 shillings to USD $1.
The US dollar is readily accepted in the country, and ATMs in Hargeisa actually dispense crisp US notes. Everyone is aware of the current exchange rate, so you can easily pay in USD and get change in shillings.

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.

Is Alcohol allowed?

Alcohol is not available in Somaliland and is illegal to bring into the country.

Tour Details

Overview

Somaliland is the country that isn’t. Still unrecognised by the rest of the world despite more than twenty years of de facto independence, Somaliland is an exciting nation reverberating with a fascinating history and nomadic heritage. Our group tours and tailor-made holidays to Somaliland take you to a country that could not be further off the tourist trail, and can rightly be considered to be one of the last true frontiers of African travel. From the modern capital Hargeisa to the ancient port of Berbera, from desert communities to some of the best rock art on the continent, Somaliland has much to offer the intrepid traveller. It’s a wonder that more people haven’t woken up to the subtle charms of this intriguing nation. But then perhaps that’s no bad thing – travelling in Somaliland carries an air of excitement that more popular destinations fail to match.

The Price Includes

  • Accommodation
  • Meals listed in the program
  • Transportation with driver
  • Travel permit
  • Permission letters for the sightseeing and sites
  • Site entrance fees in Somaliland
  • Escort (Armed security police)
  • 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

  • Day trip to Djibouti city & Lake Assal
  • Tour code: DJ-DT/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

  • Transportation with driver
  • Meals as listed in the program
  • Site entrance fees in Djibouti
  • English speaking guide

The Price Does not Include

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

What to Expect

Itinerary

Day 1Djibouti city - Lake Assal - Djibouti city

We start with a Djibouti City Tour where you will see the most interesting sites in the capital. These include the European and African Quarter, Train station and more. We then 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 ends with a drive back to Djibouti City.

Distance 180 km, Duration: 2 hrs 40 minutes.

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.

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Tour Note

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 Business 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 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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