Djibouti

Djibouti is a country in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Eritrea in the north, Ethiopia in the west and south, and Somalia in the southeast. It is mainly a stony semidesert with scattered plateaus and highlands. The climate is very hot, humid and arid.

Sights in Djibouti include Lac Assal, which is the third lowest point on Earth and among the most desolate. The landscape is spotted with limestone chimney like formations, giving it a lunar type appearance. There is a lively market near the Mosque, and many good local restaurants. Nearby are beaches at Dorale, 11km (7 miles), and at Kor Ambad, 14km (9 miles) away.

Things to See & Do

* Lake Assal
* Lake Abbe
* Tadjoura – Djibouti’s oldest town
* Central Market
* Dolphin Excursion

General Information

Cruise Season – Oct - May
Currency – Franc (DJF)
Language – Arabic, French
Population – 818,500 approx
Land Area – 23,051 km²
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus three hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 253

Transport Links - Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport (JIB) connects Djibouti with Dubai It also has flights to Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Puntland, Somaliland, Tanzania, Egypt, Madagascar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Yemen. Air France and Djibouti-based Daallo Airlines (D3) [2]) operates flights to Paris, and Daallo also flies to Ethiopia, Kenya, Saudi Arabia and Somalia. The airport is 5km (3 miles) south of the city.

Buses operate from Djibouti to most towns and villages throughout the country. Buses leave when they are full. A minibus service operates in Djibouti, stopping on demand. A flat-fare system is used.

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