Djibouti Travel Guide

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Djibouti Travel Guide

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Republic Jumhouriya Djibouti is located in northeast Africa on the Gulf of Aden and the strait of Bab al Manbad and junction of Red Sea and Indian Ocean; it is bordered by Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Somalia. This stony desert is dotted with highlands and some plateaus.

The natives are Issa, Afars, with Arabs and European minorities. Religion followed is Islam. Official language is Arabic and French. This French colony got its independence in 1977. The capital is Djibouti.

The Presidential Palace of colonial days is a imposing building with a clear view of the port. Tourists are permitted to see it from outside and photography is prohibited. Other things of tourists interest in and around the capital city is L’Escale Marine, Foret du Day Nature Reserve, Maskali Island, Grand Bara Desert, and Petit Bara Desert.

Most inhabitants of this small, mountainous and dry country are nomadic tribesmen making their living from pastoral herding; the people of the coastal area fish or dive for pearls, coral and sponge. Practically all revenues of the country come from the free port at Djibouti.

Being next to the water there are numerous primeval beaches here the most favoured ones are the Dorale Kor Ambad and Tadjoura beach. They cater well to the water sports demand of the tourists whether it is snorkelling, swimming, or taking a dive in the clean simmering water if the sea. Guides and equipments can be hired.

The national Parks and forest of the Day Park see a lot of tourist rush. These places are lush green jungles with a variety of wildlife including birds. Lake Assal is located in a crater 153 metre beneath sea level and is the most underneath point of the ocean. It is in the vicinity of Djibouti city.  The water is most saline globally. The name Assal in local language means salty.

Djibouti Travel Guide

Some active volcanoes still exist in this area. Another salty water lake is Lake Abbe Bad.  It is a sequentially linked six lakes namely Afambo, Bario, Gargori, Gummare and Laitali lakes. The surrounding landscape is very beautiful.  The area has other water bodies in the form of springs. Shepherds come here to gaze their animals. A movie called Planet of the Apes was shot here. Flock of flamingos are seen in and around the lake. A nomadic tribe, Afar resides here. All tourists visit this lake when they are here for holidays.

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