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Djibouti Expedition: Footsteps of the Afar

From £2435 for 11 days
Trip Overview
This active exploration along the edge of the Horn of Africa is not for the faint of heart. However, if you want to experience life like an Afar nomad, float on one of the world’s saltiest lakes, snorkel in search of whale sharks and travel in a country with incredible cultures but very little tourism, then this is the adventure for you. The scenery is diverse and spectacular, with everything from volcanoes to hot springs and salt flats ready to be discovered. Get active on hikes to Lac Assal, Ardoukoba Volcano and Foret du Day National Park, then relax on the beach at Plage des Sables Blancs and drift to sleep belles etoiles (under the stars) at Allouli. Be the first person you know to come home raving about dreamy Djibouti.
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


Hotel (3 nights),Bungalow (3 nights),Nomad Camp (with basic facilities),Camping with basic facilities (2 nights),Camping with no facilities (1 night)

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: 8th Nov 2020
Returning: 18th Nov 2020
Availability: Good
Departing: 22nd Nov 2020
Returning: 2nd Dec 2020
Availability: Good
Departing: 6th Dec 2020
Returning: 16th Dec 2020
Availability: Good
Departing: 27th Dec 2020
Returning: 6th Jan 2021
Availability: Good
Departing: 17th Jan 2021
Returning: 27th Jan 2021
Availability: Good
Departing: 31st Jan 2021
Returning: 10th Feb 2021
Availability: Good
Departing: 14th Feb 2021
Returning: 24th Feb 2021
Availability: Good
Departing: 7th Nov 2021
Returning: 17th Nov 2021
Availability: Good
Departing: 21st Nov 2021
Returning: 1st Dec 2021
Availability: Good
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.
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