Djibouti definitely falls into the category of small things that have a big pay-off. Though it occupies a tiny corner in Northern Africa, it has copious amounts of beauty and sites that you really can’t believe unless you’ve seen them for yourself. Few places have such a variety of landscapes – like volcanoes, sinking plains, limestone chimneys with steam coming from the top, salt lakes, grand canyons, and gorgeous plateaus. For those that love outdoor adventure, you’ll have plenty to keep you busy here. Enjoy snorkelling with the sharks, diving, kite surfing, and hiking. The country isn’t overly developed outside of the capital so spending time here makes for the perfect eco-travel experience as you get a peek of ancient nomadic life. It’s a bit expensive here, so come prepared, but the cost is more than offset by the incredible memories waiting for you. Here’s the best places to visit in Djibouti!
1. Djibouti City
Djibouti City serves a number of purposes. First, it’s a great staging area for excursions into the hinterland or out on the sea. Second, it serves as a small dose of comfort when you’re coming back from those excursions. There are good restaurants, bars, and hotels here, so there are creature comforts that you can look forward to. Third, it’s really charming and easy to love. You’ll notice a definite sense of change about town as the people work to transform their city from the rundown outpost it once was in the 80’s and 90’s. It’s a bit of a melting pot here with lots of cultural contradictions that fun to observe.