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Djibouti Expedition: Footsteps of the Afar

From £2630 for 11 days
Trip Overview
Embark on an active adventure along the Horn of Africa on this 11-day Lonely Planet Experience powered by Intrepid. 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. Explore diverse and sometimes surreal scenery. Hike to Lac Assal, summit Ardoukoba Volcano, trek through Foret du Day National Park, 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
Start date
End date
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
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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