With its mix of hiking and snorkelling, this trip is not for the faint hearted. However, if you want to experience life like a nomad as we traverse the Djibouti landscape, float in one of the world’s saltiest lakes and go in search of whale sharks then this expedition is right up your alley.
Djibouti is a small country in Northern Africa that is big on adventure. Few places have the variety that you’ll find here. Explore volcanoes, plateaus, grand canyons, limestone chimneys, and salt lakes on this Djibouti expedition.
- Looking for leopards during your hike through Day Forest National Park
- Sleeping in a traditional Afar hut on a hill overlooking Campement Touristique d’Asboley
- Joining a nomadic camel caravan as you make your way to Lake Assal – one of the worlds saltiest lakes
- Watching the sunrise from Lake Abbe with its famous chimneys and hot springs
- Snorkelling with the whale sharks in the Bay of Ghoubbet
- Explore the city of Tadjoura
In Djibouti City, take a walking tour of the markets and harbour and get your first taste of the local cuisine. At Arta Beach you’ll have the chance to snorkel with the whale sharks – some of the gentlest creatures in the ocean. There’s a fantastic 4×4 adventure through Grand Bara Desert as well as some traditional dancing at your destination – Lake Abbe. Your time here ends with an phenomenal sunrise over the lake that you’re certain never to forget.
Camel trekking is a wonderful way to see the villages, chat with locals, and learn the customs within the villages you pass through. You’ll love the unique perspective that your camel affords. Camp and hike around Lake Assal – the lowest point in Africa – before travelling to Ardoukoba Volcano for a trek to the craters rim. The adventure winds down with visits to Day Forest National Park, Plage des Sables Blanc, and the historic village of Obock. After a chance to explore the markets and mosques of Tadjoura, you’ll come full circle to Djibouti City.
This adventure requires a moderate level of fitness as you’ll be hiking on several days. This is your chance to experience life like the nomads of Djibouti. You’ll fall in love with this diverse and spectacular country. Enquire today to learn more.
Djibouti City, Djibouti
Djibouti City, Djibouti
Between 4 and 12
Expedition, Explorer, Hiking & Trekking, Mixed Activity, Snorkelling, Water Sports
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Private Departure, Solo Traveller