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Djibouti Expedition: Footsteps of the Afar

From £2450 for 11 days
Trip Overview
With its mix of hiking and snorkelling, this trip is not for the faint hearted. However, if you want to experience life like a nomad as we traverse the Djibouti landscape, float on one of the world’s saltiest lakes and go in search of whale sharks then this trip is right up your alley. The scenery is diverse and spectacular, passing everything from volcanoes, hot springs and salt flats to beaches and forests. Hikes to Lac Assal, Ardoukoba Volcano and Foret du Day National Park are rewarded with free time on the beach at Plage des Sables Blancs and sleeping “Belles Étoiles” (under the stars) at Allouli.
Essential Info
Starts: Djibouti City
Ends: Djibouti City
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Expedition
Trip Code: IYGSD
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Djibouti
What's Included


10 Breakfasts included
8 Lunches included
9 Dinners included


4x4 Safari Vehicle,Ferry


Bungalow (3 nts),Bush camp (no facilities) (1 nt),Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nts),Hotel (3 nts)

Trip Highlights

•   Get up close and personal with whale sharks in the Bay of Ghoubbet on a snorkelling adventure

•   Sleep overnight in a traditional Afar hut at Campement Touristique d’Asboley, perched on a hill with spectacular views

•   Watch sunrise from the shores of Lake Abbe, which featured in the original ‘Planet Of The Apes’ movie thanks to its famous chimneys, salt flats and hot springs.

•   Join a Nomad Camel Caravan and trek to Lake Assal, the lowest point on land in Africa and one of the world’s saltiest lakes

•   Look for leopards as you hike through the Day Forest National Park

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 17th Nov 2019
Returning: 27th Nov 2019
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Returning: 4th Dec 2019
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Departing: 8th Dec 2019
Returning: 18th Dec 2019
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Departing: 29th Dec 2019
Returning: 8th Jan 2020
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Departing: 19th Jan 2020
Returning: 29th Jan 2020
Availability: Good
Departing: 2nd Feb 2020
Returning: 12th Feb 2020
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Departing: 16th Feb 2020
Returning: 26th Feb 2020
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Departing: 8th Nov 2020
Returning: 18th Nov 2020
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Departing: 22nd Nov 2020
Returning: 2nd Dec 2020
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Itinerary & Notes
Salaam aleikum! Welcome to Djibouti! Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 3 pm, followed by a walking tour of the city. See the European Quarter (home to Moorish and European architecture), L'Escale harbour walk and Hamoudi Mosque in the African Quarter. Tonight’s dinner will feature traditional Djiboutian and Ethiopian food.

Additional Activities

Djibouti City - Leader Led Walking Tour
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