Djibouti is a small country in East Africa bordering Somalia, Ethiopia, Eretria and the Red Sea. Nomadic tribes of Issas and Afars inhabited this country before French rulers came to this place. Coastal plain, mountainous ranges and volcanic plateaus form the mail landmass of the country.
Feel the existence of late 19th century customs, as you visit the Le Marche Central in Djibouti city. Shopping for crafts and artifacts in these colorful markets will be a pleasure. This city, a harbor town gives you a glimpse of an Ethiopian commerce outlet during the French rule. Tadjoura is a wonderful place for lazing on the pastel sand beaches or diving during your trip.
Magnificent rock formations from volcanoes and vast salt lakes like Lac Abbe and Lac Assal make this place worth visiting. Flamingoes and Pelicans visit Lac Abbe and you can see the natural steaming chimneys too. Lac Assal forms one of the lowest surfaces on earth with lava fields and dormant volcanoes.
Greenery of Goda Mountains form a picturesque view in the otherwise sun dried land. Ambouli palm grove can be a good place to take a stroll on cooler days. When you travel Djibouti, you must visit the Djibouti Presidential Palace and the Tropical Aquarium with all marine life of Red Sea on display.
Well planned infrastructure, delicious cuisine and disheveled nightlife are important features of this place. Hiking, windsurfing, diving and snorkeling to catch a glimpse of corals and whale sharks can be some of the things to do during your holidays. Beaches at Dorale, Ghoubet al Kharab and Khor-Ambado are safe swimming zones.
Adventurers with a fat wallet can go around visiting places in the interiors of Djibouti to explore secretive and bizarre locations. African odyssey of this captivating place will remain etched in your minds even after longtime as you travel Djibouti.