"Djibouti: land of contrast & good diving" Top 5 Page for this destination Djibouti by adelinemmc
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Djibouti consists of one big town and harbour and lots and lots of desert. It is geographically very interesting because the great African rift start there, it has the lowest and hottest location in Africa and also because its plancton-rich waters harbours lots of life from macro-sea slugs to giant whale sharks
You can only snorkel with these babies, you cannot scuba dive. Who cares? The encounters are magical and humbling.
You wil lhave to abide by strict regulations put in place to protect the sharks: minimum distance, no touching, no blocking their path etc...
Djibouti town is not paved apart from a few streets in the centre and the main road in/out.
The place is poorly maintained with trash everywhere, dirty pools of water/black oil etc.
- Pros:Wonderful landscapes, geological features, whale sharks
- Cons:Expensive, dirty, hot
Back in 1995, a French judge' s body was found half burned in the middle of nowhere about 80 kms from Djibouti town. His... more travel advice
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