Djibouti, a country often ignored when Africa is discussed is way more to the eye than expected. The country Is situated on the horn of North-East Africa. Its neighbouring countries are Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia. The capital is also known as Djibouti City and the currency used is the Djiboutian franc (DJF).
Fun Fact! 90% of the country’s land is desert.
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So, let’s break this country up into PARTS.
Somali and Afar are the 2 ethnic groups in Djibouti. But due to the location of the country, Dijibouti encounters all other ethnicities. The official languages spoken are French and Arabic but Somali and Afar are also commonly spoken.
Erta Ale is a volcano in the Danakil desert. Why not experience this natural wonder by travelling to the volcano.
Lac Assal is the lowest point in Africa and one of the saltiest lakes in the world. Saltier than the dead sea! The lake is even 10 times saltier than the ocean, want to see if you can float
Lake Abbe, on the boarder of Ethiopia and Djibouti, is one of the most unique places in the world! With vast hotsprings and tall limetone formed rocks, to call the landscape breathtaking is an understatement.
National parks in Djibouti are breath-taking, hyenas, warthogs, and zebras
Or why not relax on the beautiful Khor Ambado sandy beach. Or if you’re feeling like isolating a little more why not relax on the beautiful Moucha island, with the opportunity to swim and scuba dive.
Rituals and Culture
The majority of the population practice Islam whilst the second largest religion is Christianity. Djiboutian food is heavily influenced by France and its neighbouring country’s cuisines. Some specialties include Samosas, banana fritters (banana pancakes) and xaiwo (a sweet pastry dough filled with dates)
Strapped with cash. There are few ATMs in the capital and even fewer in rural areas so it is always best to carry some local currency on you.