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Djibouti, officially the Republic of Djibouti is located on a strategic point where the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden is connected via the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait. Often cited as the “small pearl of the Red Sea”, Djibouti promises a dreamlike vacation to all its guests by its splendid nature, wildlife and brilliant beaches. As a country to discover the rich underwater world of the Red Sea, Djibouti hosts numerous diving centers and is flooded by thousands of visitors fond of diving every year.
Take a look at the flight tickets offered by Turkish Airlines now to set your plan to enjoy a privileged journey to explore this tranquil, yet enthralling Eastern African country.
Flights to Djibouti with Turkish Airlines take off from Istanbul Airport (IST) and land at Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport (JIB) in the capital within nearly five hours and forty minutes.
As a country with an extremely warm temperature, Djibouti can be visited at all seasons. The demand increases especially in the months of winter, as many travelers want to enjoy the cold weather in the breathtaking beaches of Djibouti. You may consider spending your New Year holiday in this enchanting county which offers utterly colorful celebrations in the New Year and Christmas seasons. As an alternative, you may join the Fest’Horn Festival held in the middle of December and add more fun to your holiday. Welcoming many participants also from abroad, this attention-grabbing festival takes place with enthusiastic concerts which certainly make the visits to Djibouti more pleasant.
The capital Djibouti, the same name with the country, shines out as a port town of which most important source of income is fishery. The most historic artifact in the capital is People’s Palace, built as a symbol of the country’s liberty. You should definitely see this lovely palace to see the hospitality of the local people and gain insight into the country’s background. Kempinski Palace serving as a hotel today is another attractive building in the city which you may prefer to use for accommodation during your stay as well.
Transportation in the city of Djibouti is provided by cabs. Nevertheless, you may consider the option of car rental to set your own route and see all natural marvels of the country to enjoy your vacation to the fullest.
Djibouti simply enthralls the travelers by its charming natural gems. The most impressive natural marvel is of course the Lake Assal. Lying nearly 150 meters below sea level, this lake is known as the lowest point in the entire African continent. Being also the second most saline lake worldwide, Lake Assal is cited as the country’s “white gold” and offers spectacular landscapes to the fanciers of photography by giant salt formations surrounding all over.
Another salt lake and natural marvel of the country is Lake Abbe. This spot where an area of 110 thousand square meters is covered entirely with salt, ranks among the top visited destinations countrywide. Danakil Depression is another noteworthy marvel getting credit from a large number of travelers. Regarded as the “gate to hell”, Danakil is the hottest place on earth by its year-round average temperature that does not go below 35 centigrade degrees. Along with this, it also hosts the famous humanoid fossil Lucy which is believed to be 3,2 million years old.
As home to a couple of top remarkable natural marvels of the African continent, Djibouti is a noteworthy destination also for sea tourism by its deep blue sea and crystal sands. Moucha Island hosting the fascinating coral reefs of the Red Sea is perhaps the most popular spot countrywide for enjoying the sea. The island which can be reached by the boats departing from the city of Djibouti, offers perfect opportunities like diving with the coral reefs and swimming with the whales and sharks. In addition, the most famous beach in the country is Khor Ambado, also known as the “French Beach”. Frequently visited by the French soldiers and their families residing in the country, this beach shines out as one of the top delightful spots countrywide by its bright water, long beach and atmosphere convenient to perform diving and various water sports activities.
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