Djibouti City is the capital of its Country’s namesake, Djibouti. The City is home to nearly 3 quarters of the Country’s population and was founded in 1888. It is situated on the coastline on the Gulf of Tadjoura. Book your flights to Djibouti (JIB) with Kenya Airways and get ready to explore Djibouti.
Djibouti is strategically placed along the route of one of the busiest shipping lanes in the World. Djibouti handles a lot of imports and exports for Ethiopia. There are a number of International non-profit organizations based in the City.
There are a few important things to take note of when travelling to Djibouti.
November to April are the best times to visit Djibouti, it is hot all teat round and these are generally the “cooler” months.
You will need a Visa to travel to Djibouti. Check the latest Tanzania visa requirements
Depending on what time of year you are travelling to Djibouti will influence what you need to pack. Generally, summer clothes, something warmer for early mornings and evenings; sunscreen, forms of identification and a camera should be taken with. It will be hot, so be prepared.
You currently do not need any vaccinations when travelling to Djibouti. You should make sure by asking your Travel Agent a few months prior to your visit.
Besides the large harbour, Djibouti-Ambouli International is the main airport and is 6 kilometres away from the Djibouti city centre. Djibouti has a solid transportation network and one can make their way around the City via buses or the many white and green taxicabs. Hiring your own car from the airport can also be done.
Djibouti City is the Capital City of the Country of Djibouti. It is made up of 27 different districts, and Arabic and French are the two official languages of the Country. With Djibouti being so small, we will look at the Country as a whole when we talk about the activities.
When in Djibouti you have to take up some of the water activities…
There are reefs teeming with corals and fish just waiting to be seen offshore of Djibouti, and some of the best Scuba Diving along the African continent can be done here.
Some amazing waters are available to be paddled on in the Gulf of Tadjoura, and you can fish, snorkel, dive, swim and explore the untouched beaches.
One of the lowest points on earth at 150 meters below sea level lies Lake Assal. It is best to arrange a tour guide or someone who knows the area to drive you there. You can see the well-known Devil’s Island on the trip to this beautiful place. It is simply indescribable, and we will leave it at that. One of the most beautiful spots on Earth is waiting for you.
Beach going and sunbathing are a must, and you might feel out of place at times, as the beach is almost an extension of the arid desert-type environment Djibouti is situated in.
In and around Djibouti one can find a variety of food, both local and international.
The top 5 restaurants in Djibouti are:
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