Djibouti Travel Guide

Djibouti Travel Guide

The Capital of Djibouti is Djibouti City
Languages in Djibouti: French, Arabic, Somali and Afar
Local time: GMT +3
Voltage in Djibouti: 220V 50Hz
The currency of Djibouti: Djibouti franc  1 USD = 178 Djibouti franc.

Where to go in Djibouti

Lake Assal

Dormant volcanoes and black lava fields back its emerald water. More than 150m below sea level, it’s the lowest point in Africa. The wet section of the lake is a body of extremely salty water fed by hot springs. The dry section features a white salt bed from which lake water evaporated over the years. Salt is extracted in slabs from this section.

Ardoukôba is a fissure vents volcano in Djibouti. Located on the coast 100 kilometers from Djibouti City, its summit is situated at 298 meters above sea level. It last erupted in November 1978 following an earthquake, the area has been dormant for 3,000 years

Lake Abbe
Salt Lake is known for its geothermal steaming limestone chimneys & numerous flamingos.


It’s known for its whitewashed houses and many mosques. Nearby is quiet Les Sables Blancs Beach. West of the city, Day Forest National Park is home to juniper forests and birdlife, including the rare Djibouti Francolin.

Moucha Island is a small coral island off the coast of Djibouti, located at the center of the Gulf of Tadjoura and a home of about 20 people.

Maskali Island

Khor Ambado Beach


Must do if you ever visited Djibouti

Freediving with whale sharks


Best time to visit Djibouti

The best time to travel to Djibouti runs from December to February, being the least hot of the year. November and March are generally acceptable months as well, although a bit hotter. The worst time is the long summer, due to the scorching heat.
During the summer, the sea is so warm as to allow long dives in the reef, and bathing is also a way to escape the oppressive heat.

Djibouti Visa

Nationals of Singapore and China do not require a visa for Djibouti. But the rest of nations are required to get Visas on arrival

Visa Requirements

1-  a valid passport for a minimum of 6 months from the arrival date can obtain a visa on arrival.

2- They must hold a return ticket.

3- Visas are issued for stays of up to 1 month, 3 months or 6 months. or eVisa online before travelling.

Safety in Djibouti

It’s highly recommended to read the updated travel advice from UK travel advisory website