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Sightseeing in Djibouti City - what to see. Complete travel guide

Djibouti has started accepting tourists from other countries not so long ago, so this place is not yet crowded and you can enjoy silence and picturesque nature. Grandiose volcanoes, crystal clean lakes and magnificent valleys that look like landscapes from a science fiction movie about Mars – here you will find these and more. People, who enjoy beach rest, will definitely like spacious coast with not many people wandering around; divers will definitely value the beauty of the local underwater life.
Djibouti attracts travelers with unique natural sights and monuments of architecture. Holidays in the city will appeal to those who love walks and sightseeing tours of the picturesque … Open
Among the most famous places of interest we should definitely underline the market named Le Marshe Central. Here visitors can buy various goods, including large choice of sea food and exotic fruits. The most beautiful and large-scale building of Djibouti is the President Palace that can be seen in the central part of the city. It looks like a building of the colonial period; the square in front of the palace features an amazing view of the central part of the city. Walk along a picturesque pavement and you will reach a port district, where are traditionally moored beautiful snow white yachts.
One more amazing facility, which is located in the center of the city, is the Tropical Aquarium. Here you will find wide selection of underwater creatures. Among popular beaches we should definitely recommend Dorale and Khor Ambado. The last one is considered the most solitude and picturesque one. People resting there can rent a boat and make a ride to surrounding regions, look at the exotic desert-type nature, bays and national parks. Scuba diving fans are advised to visit the Bab-el-Mandeb that is famous for its unforgettable and unique cays. There are also several lakes on the territory of Djibouti. The most famous ones are Lake Assal and Lac Bay that are located among black fields of the solidified magma. This is a truly stunning view. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Guests of the city should never go past the Djibouti Tropical Aquarium, which introduces visitors to the diversity of the underwater world's inhabitants. Many exotic inhabitants of the deep … Open
Lovers of walk tours will be offered fascinating routes through the area of Goda Mountains. These mountains are located in a vast national park. The highest peak of the array is 1750 meters high. Its main value is the surrounding mountainous forest, in which you can see a lot of rare plants. Over the past decades, these forests have suffered greatly as a result of uncontrolled human activities. Today every possible measure is being taken to preserve these unique places. Many rare animals live in the mountains. The most fortunate travelers will be able to see leopards and antelopes in their natural habitat.
Those who do not want to leave the city should go on an excursion to the Hamoudi Mosque. This large mosque was built in 1906. The building painted in a snow-white color, looks rather modest and at the same time very majestic. Up to 1 000 people can be accommodated at once within the walls of the mosque. It is built in such a way that even at the height of a hot day, the mosque retains a pleasant coolness. Many elements of the ancient mosque remain in their original form after more than a hundred years, including large windows decorated with carved lattices.
1. July is considered the hottest month of the year when the daily temperature is about +43 °C. In winter, the temperature rarely falls below 27 °C, and this period is best suitable for … Open
In the vicinity of Djibouti is located the world famous Boin Fumarole Field. It was formed thousands of years ago as a result of volcanic activity. The entire territory of this area is covered by cracks and fumarolic funnels, whose depth reaches 7 meters. Hot gases are constantly being emitted from these holes and cracks. You can only visit this natural landmark when accompanied by a guide.
In the vicinity of the city, there is an incredibly interesting and beautiful mangrove swamp, which will be interesting for all nature lovers to visit. Here among the evergreen mangroves, you can observe beautiful waterfowl and other animals for which this natural oasis has become a home. There is a wetland near the coast. The main factors in its formation are regular tides. The water in this wetland is salty, so the evergreen plants that grow in it are of great interest to researchers. Now the mangrove swamps are a natural protection of the shoreline, so their safety is carefully monitored.
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Afar Depression

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The hike through the deepest depression in Africa is also interesting for the tourists. You can graze on the most beautiful mountain chains, the active Dubbi volcano and the unique tectonic steps, which are located on the bottom of the valley. Travelers traveling to this area should take into account that Afar Valley is one of the hottest places in the world. The air temperature here seldom drops below 30 degrees, and the high mountains protect the valley from damp winds, which makes the air in Afar very dry. In a sense, these climatic conditions make the hike through the valley relatively easy. In the high humidity the visit of the strange landscapes would be less comfortable. … Read further

Sightseeing in Djibouti: things to see

The capital of Djibouti, the city of Djibouti, is a large sea port and both cultural and economic heart of the country. Here visitors are recommended to visit Marche Central of the central market. The market is open early in the morning and doesn’t close until late afternoon. This is a wonderful place to see bustling city life, locally made goods and souvenirs, hawkers and outlets that sell nearly everything. Other popular landmarks in the capital include the Presidential Palace and Hamouli Mosque. Finally, Djibouti beaches are a great way to relax during a hot day. … Open
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