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Djibouti Uncovered
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Join us on a journey to 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!

Highlights of the tour:
♦ Lake Abbe and Lake Assal – the lowest point in Africa
♦ Tadjoura – The White City


Day 1:Djibouti City.
Arrive Djibouti City, transfer to our hotel for overnight

Day 2: Djibouti City - Dikhil - Lac Abbé
In the morning we'll drive to Lake Abbé but first we'll pass Dikhil and have a stop there. Lake Abbé has a beautiful scenery full of chimneys. There will be an overnight stay in the Tourist camp to see the amazing landscape early morning. The camp is a settlement of traditional Afar huts which are very basic.

Day 3: Lake Abbé – Vulcano - Lake Assal - Goubet Tourist Camp
Today we will wake up early to see the sunrise and have a walk to the lake. After this we’ll drive to Lake Assal. This crater lake is encircled by dark dormant volcanoes. It is the lowest point in Africa and the scenery is spectacular to see. Especially the big salt field that makes you feel like walking in nowhere land. You will see the volcano. After visiting Lake Assal & surroundings, drive to Goubet camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: The Day Forest (Foret de Day)
Visit to the Day Forest, a green gardens stretch on the foothills of the mountainous region of Mount Goda (between 1200 and 1700 meters). This region has a mild climate and wildlife can be found here. Overnight stay at Foret de Day Touristic Camp.

Day 5: Tadjourah
Today we explore Tadjourah. Tadjourah is known for its whitewashed buildings and is called The White City. Overnight in Tadjourah.

Day 6: Tadjourah – Sable Blanc – Djibouti City
We will first drive to Sable Blanc before heading back to Djibouti City. Plage de Sable Blancs is good to relax while enjoying beautiful white sand beaches and drinks. We will have lunch here before our departure to Djibouti City for the end of the tour.

Day 7: Departure


Price Includes:
6 nights in a double room with en suite facilities at standard hotels incl. breakfast
2 nights in tourist camps in Djibouti
all airport transfers
all transport and entrance fees
all other meals (lunch & dinner) outside Djibouti City
tour leader from Penguin Travel (at min 8 p.)
English speaking local guide
visa invitation
permission letters for the sightseeing such as Las Geel and other sites
local photo and tour permissions

Not Included:
International flights
insurance
tips and personal expenses
drinks and meals not mentioned in the program
visa


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