Djibouti: Heaven and Hell ENG

Discover the volcanoes, salt lakes, caravan of camels and coral islands of Djibouti in a 8 days trip across this wonderful country: from Heaven to Hell.

8 days
Oct-Apr
all accommodated

Possible departures every day.

 

Services included:

  • 2 apt/htl transfers
  • overnights in the hotel as per itinerary
  • all meals included
  • 4WD for the trip
  • Moucha island excursion by boat
  • English and French Speaking guide
Day 1: Djibouti - arrival

Arrival in the morning, meet and greet with the guide and start the city tour. Djibouti was a French Colony, which gained the independence in 1977. In this city live nearly 2/3 of the whole population (which is half million inhabitants). Established by the French Government, Djibouti is well-known for its harbour: an extremely important point of commercial exchanges, as you can see form the multitude of ships and boats that every day dock there. Lunch at the restaurant. Dinner and overnight stay.

Unterkunft
5* hotel
Day 2: Djibouti - Abbè lake

In the morning we leave for Abbè Lake, the natural border with Etiopia where you will admire some beautiful volcanic chimneys still active. In this area that looks like the Rift valley, it’s easy to meet nomads (Afar) or wild animals such as flamingoes, gazelles and ostriches.

Pic nic lunch. Overnight at the basic and simple “campement”, a sort of local wild camp on the shore of the lake. For this overnight we have to bring our own sleeping bags. Sharing facilities.

Unterkunft
Wild camp
Day 3: Abbé Lake – Assal Lake

In the morning, after having watched the flamingoes “having breakfast” on the lake, we leave Abbè Lake and reach the road of the Tadjoura gulf. During this trip you will have the opportunity to enjoy an astonishing landscape characterized by: houses of the local population, the Afar, flat land with volcanic flows,  colorful stones and the spectacular Goubet Bay and the Devil Island.

We then reach the Assal Lake, the lowest point of the whole Africa (-155 meters). In the blue salted lake the Afar are used pick up the salt still with traditional techniques. Overnight at the basic and simple “campement”, a sort of local wild camp not too far from the lake. Some “rooms” will be available but will be shared by 2, 3 or 4 people. Sharing facilities and situated outside the rooms. Please note this is a very basic accommodation but it’s the only one available.

Unterkunft
Wild camp
Day 4: Assal lake – Goubet Gulf – Day Forest– Tadjoura

In the morning we leave for the Goubet Gulf, a volcanic land of 7km situated between the Assal lake and the sea. Here we are exactly on the split of the earth crust, the natural border between Africa and Asia. After a nice walk on the shore of the lake we drive towards the Day Forest on the Goda Mountain. After a nice walk into the forest, we move to the coast. While travelling we will enjoy a beautiful view on the landscape of the Tadjoura Gulf. Once arrived in Tadjoura, early in the afternoon, we will reach the well-known seaside ‘le Sable Blanc’, not far from the city centre. We will overnight on simply but comfortable bungalows, situated on the seaside. Each bungalow has two air-conditioned rooms and bathroom to be shared (toilet and shower in each bungalow) Dinner and overnight stay.

Unterkunft
Bungalow
Day 5: Le Sable Blanc – excursion to Obock

After breakfast we travel northwards to Obock. During the jorney we will enjoy an amazing view on the white sanded beaches and the deep blue water of the Gulf. Once in Obock, we will visit the harbor city. Then we travel back to the hotel. Lunch and afternoon at leisure, to relax at the seaside.

Dinner and overnight stay.

Unterkunft
Bungalow
Day 6: Tadjoura – Djibouti

Morning at leisure to relax at this idyllic bay and after lunch we leave for the capital city. Arrival at the Sheraton Hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.

Unterkunft
5* hotel
Day 7: Djibouti – Moucha Isles

In the morning transfer to the Harbour and then with a motor boat we will reach the coral isles of Moucha, situated in the middle of the Tadjoura Gulf. During the whole day you can enjoy relaxing walking on the beautiful beaches, go snorkeling or diving or just get sunburned on the main island Moucha. We will overnight at one of the main resort on the island, made of bungalows with private services. Full board.

Unterkunft
Resort
Day 8: Moucha Isles – Djibouti - departure

After a last dive on the sea in the early morning, we will go back to Djibouti by boat. From the harbour transfer to the airport to board the flight in the early afternoon.