2 Days 2 Days Lake Abbé and Lake Assal Tour

Overview

Ideal for travelers who have limited time to spend. In 2 Days/1 Night you will visit the two most interesting sites in Djibouti. Lake Assal is the lowest point in the African coninent. Lake Abbé is often used for shooting movies because of its remarkable scenery and landscape. There will be an early wake up to see the Sunrise after sleeping in a traditional Afar hut at Lake Abbé Camp. During a walking tour to the Lake you will also see nomadic people, Flamingos and Hot Springs.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Djibouti City – Dikhil – Lake Abbé

In the morning we’ll drive to Lake Abbé. The drive passes The Grand Bara and Petit Barra deserts. You will have an overnight stay at the Lake Abbé Camp to see the amazing scenery during sunset. The Camp is a settlement of traditional Afar huts which are very basic (LD). (O/N at Lake Abbé Touristic Camp)

Day 2: Lake Abbé – Vulcano – Lake Assal – Goubet – Djibouti City

There will be an early wake up to see the sunrise. Lake Abbé has a beautiful scenery full of chimneys. During a walking tour to the Lake you will also see nomadic people, Flamingos and Hot Springs. The geology of this area is very interesting. We drive to Lake Assal, the lowest point in Africa. On our way we also visit the Panoramic view of Canyon Adaleh and the Panoramic view of Goubet.

In Lake Assal the big salt field makes you feel like walking in nowhere land. The water has bright colors that change from time to time because of the sun reflection. The trip continues to Djibouti City where the tour ends (BL).

Note: The tour can start by picking you up at the Hotel or at The Airport. The tour ends with a drop off at the Hotel or at The Airport.

Inclusions

Included in the tour:
– Transportation with driver
– Accommodation (1 night)
– Meals as listed in the program
– Site entrance fees in Djibouti
– English speaking Guide

Not included in the tour:
– Visa costs
– Flights
– Arrival/Departure tax
– Other personal expenses
– Meals not listed in the program

Country Information

Land Republic of Djibouti is located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Eritrea in the North, Federal Republic of Ethiopia in the West and South, and Somaliland in the East. It has an area of 23.200 square kilometers.
Country code +253
Climate The country’s climate is mainly hot and dry conditions. The average temperature is between 25 and 35 Degrees Celsius. It can be over 40 Degrees Celsius in certain periods.
People Djibouti has a population of just under 1 million people. The population consists of various principal groups of clans or clan families. The two largest ethnic groups are the Somali (60%) and the Afar (35%).
Language Djibouti is a multilingual nation. It has 3 official languages: Somali, Arabic and French.
Capital Djibouti City
Economy The country has an economy mainly focused on the service sector. Commercial activities revolve around the country’s free trade policies and strategic location as a Red Sea transit point. With the huge investments in the big port it wants to be the main hub in North-East Africa.
Currency The national currency is the Djibouti Franc (DFr). 1 USD is around 178.000 DFr. There are enough ATM machines in the country. It is also very easy and fast to send money through the many remittance/money transfer companies. Exchanging your money can in every corner of street. The US Dollar is widely accepted for purchasing goods. Credit card is however not widely accepted.
Time Djibouti is in the GMT +3 hour zone.
Status Recognized
Religion Mainly Islamic. However, Alcohol is available everywhere.
Electric voltage 220V/50Hz (European plug)
Public Holidays 1 January New Year’s Day
1 May Labor Day
27 June Independence Day