Top tourist attractions in Djibouti

Top tourist attractions in Djibouti

Lake Abbe

Lake Abbe is a salt lake lying on the Ethiopia-Djibouti border within 154 km from Djibouti City. It is one of a chain of six connected lakes which includes lakes Gargori, Laitali, Gummare, Bario and Afambo covering an area of 450 km².

Moucha Island

Moucha Island located with 15 km from Djibouti City is a small coral island off the coast of Djibouti. It is located at the center of the Gulf of Tadjoura with a length of 3 km

Day Forest National Park

Day Forest National Park is located within 53 km from Djibouti City in Goda Mountains. It protects an important forest island in a sea of semi-desert with endemic plant species which include: Juniperus procera, Olea africana, Buxus hildebrantii and Tarchonanthus camphoratus.

Grand Bara Desert

The Grand Bara Desert is located within 44 km from Djibouti city in Northeast Africa desert which covers parts of the South Djibouti in Arta Region. Grand Bara is one of the flattest stretches of barren desert in the entire world.

Goda Mountains

The Goda Mountains lie northwest of the Gulf of Tadjoura Region within 169 km from Djibouti City. They rise to 1,750 metres and are the nation’s largest heavily vegetated area.

Grande Pecherie

This waterfront fish market is an early morning tradition for people from Djibouti City and it is located within 10 km from the City.

Khor Ambado Beach

This cool beach in Tadjoura Bay, ideal for swimming and snorkelling and it is a respite from the oppressive heat.


Tadjoura is one of the oldest mosques in the Horn of Africa dating back to the 12th century located within the centre of Tadhjoura Town.

Dolphin Excursions Djibouti

Dolphin Excursions are the only PADI Gold Palm accredited dive centre located in Djibouti Town. Was established since 2000 and offers a variety of diving and snorkelling full day trips

Central Square

Central is found within Djibouti City with some pretty nice sun tanning and with a good place for rest and relaxation.

Lake Assal

Lac Assal is 150m below sea level and is an aquatic wilderness surrounded by dormant volcanoes and black lava fields. Situated within 10 km west from the capital.

Hot Spring

Close to Lac Assal is a naturally Hot Spring coming from the hill and forming a pool in front.

Gulf of the Demons

The Gulf of the Demons or Bay of Ghoubet is connected to the Gulf of Tadjoura by a narrow inlet 750m long. The bay is thought to be 200m deep and is surrounded by volcanic rock which makes the water look very black and sinister

Animal Refuge – Stroke a Cheetah

The Animal Refuge is about 8km from Djibouti City. Animals here include; cheetah Zebra, Oryx, Antelopes, Hyena and Ostrich.

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