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Djibouti (5 days)

About this tour:

Discover the highlights of Djibouti, a little-known destination in the Horn of Africa that has the potential to become a major adventure destination soon. Djibouti offers incredible landscapes and numerous attractions in a small space. Relax on the magnificent Gulf of Tadjoura and visit unusual destinations such as Lake Assal and Lake Abbe. You will be surprised by the variety of landscapes, the many different attractions, and the friendliness of the people.


  • Exploring Djibouti City
  • Visit Lake Assal, which is 155m below sea level, marking the lowest point in Africa.
  • Discover the bizarre landscape around Abbe Lake, where you will see an eerie plain with limestone chimneys belching steam and making for sensational photos.

Included in the travel price

  • 4 nights with breakfast
  • All ground transfers by program
  • English, German, or French speaking tour guide
  • All entrances and fees for national parks and attractions
  • All local guides, rangers, and scouts

Short Info:

  • Tour code: WET-HOA-5
  • Hotel Standard:  basic / middle-class hotels and lodges
  • Number of domestic flights: 0
  • Required fitness level: fairly fit and heat tolarability

Day 1: Arrival in Djibouti city

You will be met by our representative at the airport and taken to your hotel where you can recover from the flight. Depending on your arrival time, we can start exploring the city.

Accommodation: Hotel, Djibouti city

Day 2: Excursion to Maskali & Moucha Island or swim with whale sharks at Arta Plage

It’s a full-day excursion today, so treat yourself to a sleepy little beach dotted with rustic shacks for shade and relax away from the hustle and bustle of Djibouti City. In addition, these islands offer excellent reefs for spectacular snorkeling. From November to January, Djibouti is also one of the easiest places on earth to spot whale sharks! These gentle giants feed on the high concentrations of plankton around Ras Eiro and Arta Plage and you can swim and snorkel with them! Whale sharks are, simply put, a shark the size of a whale and the largest fish in the world! In Djibouti you can see whale sharks with a length of up to 8m and a mouth of 1m… but fear not, despite their size, whale sharks feed on the smallest things in the sea and their friendly and playful nature makes swimming and Snorkeling with them is an unforgettable experience.

Accommodation: Hotel, Djibouti city

Tyia, Ethiopia

Day 3: Djibouti city – Lake Assal – Lake Abbe

We continue to Lake Assal, 155m below sea level, a spectacular crater lake surrounded by dark, dormant volcanoes. We will enjoy a fantastic swim in the “Dead Sea” of Africa, which is also the lowest point on the African continent. The aquamarine water is surrounded by a white salt field in stark contrast to the surrounding black lava fields – an incredible sight! Our final destination for today is Lake Abbe, where you will see an eerie plain of limestone chimneys belching steam and making for sensational photos.

Accommodation: Lake Abbe Camp

Lake Chamo, Ethiopia

Day 4: Lake Abbe – Djibouti City

Early in the morning we take a short hike through the limestone chimneys around Lake Abbe. With a bit of luck, we will also see large flocks of flamingos. Then it’s back to Djibouti City  (290 km).

Accommodation: Hotel Djibouti City

Mursi, Mago National Park

Day 5: Departure

Today we drive to the airport for your international flight.

Hamer woman, Ethiopia

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