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Djibouti - Where geographical oddities are ultimate charmer

By Carlton Leisure - 07/12/2015


A small country in West Africa Djibouti draws many a traveller, particularly those with a love for adventure. The country is a popular destination among those who love geographical diversities. Salt lakes, extinct volcanoes, sunken plains, limestone chimneys, plateaus and volcanoes are all part of its geographical diversity. Adding diversity to it, there are hiking trails, diving, kite surfing and snorkelling options that can be explored on a visit to Djibouti. In recent decades, the country has also emerged as a popular ecotourism destination given its fascinating landscape. Owing to its geographical diversity a large number of travellers book flights to Djibouti where rugged landscape and Mother Nature are twin entertainers.

Moucha Islands

Situated off the coast of Djibouti, the island looks stunning with magical location encircled by coral reefs. The place is often frequented by travellers with love for adventure activities that include snorkelling, fishing and diving. The easiest way to get there is to take a boat ride from Djibouti port. The place gives much desired isolation from the hustle bustle of the city. There are several dining options that can be explored. The travellers should bring their camping gear to sleep under the sky.

Gulf of Tadjoura

The Gulf of Tadjoura in the east Djibouti is rich in terms of coral and fish species. The area is highly popular among those with a love for diving and underwater photography enthusiasts. The beaches here are highly popular for daytrips and excursions water-based activities. There are excellent options to get there.

Lake Assal

Situated 570 feet below sea level, Lake Assal is considered lowest point in Africa. Lined by expansive salt pans it is also said as the saltiest lake outside Antarctica. Ardoukoba Volcano a dormant volcanoes dominates the city’s landscape. The place is situated 60 miles away from Djibouti City, the capital of Djibouti and can be easily accessed with a SUV. The Ardoukoba Volcano and the Lake Assal Zone have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Aquarium Tropical de Djibouti and Marché Central

Want to know about the exquisite treasure of Red Sea without being adventurous enough to dive the deep trenches. You can do so without being adventurous. Just walk to Aquarium Tropical de Djibouti, which is frequented by the travellers visiting Djibouti. Marché Central, a popular market is also situated in vicinity that can be explored together with a trip to Djibouti.

Djibouti City

Djibouti City the capital of Djibouti is also referred as the "French Hong Kong in the Red Sea," The capital city is a fine combination of sandy beaches, lively markets and friendly people. An Arabic feel exude from the city that add to its popularity as cultural and historical centre. The tourists would spend some quality moments wandering through its architectural marvels.