Tourism in Djibouti is one of the growing economic sectors of the country and attracts tourists year round with its convenient beaches and climate. The main tourist activities are scuba diving, fishing, trekking and hiking, bird watching, sun, sea and sand.
Here are 10 reasons to visit Djibouti, which is at the point where the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden connect with the Babulmendep Strait.
1. Lake Assal
Located about 150 meters below sea level, Assal Lake is the lowest point of Africa. It is also one of the most salty lakes in the world. For this reason, it is also known as white diamonds. The landscape created by the salt masses is worth photographing.
2. Lake Abbe
Abbe Lake, located between Ethiopia and the border of Djibouti, has a salt lake covering an area of 450 km². 110 thousand square meters are completely covered with salt. This lake also adds a very different color to the two countries.
3. Hamoudi Mosque
Hamoudi Mosque is the oldest mosque of the country which was built in 1906. The mosque is about 1000 capasities and has a very important place for the country.
4. Moucha Island
Moucha Island, located in the middle of Tadjoura Bay, is a wonderful sight to visit. To get there, you can reach the ferry from the capital in about 10-15 minutes.
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There are 20 people on this island. Their lives are a little different and they have different cultures. There is only one hotel on the island. You can come here to dive, experience the magnificent coral reefs and experience the whale shark swimming.
5. Djibouti Palace
Djibouti Palace is an important building opened on March 2, 1985. This structure has been constructed as a symbol of the freedom of the country and is a very important place for the country.
6. Djibouti Palace Kempinski
Kempinski Palace is a building that should be seen and visited. The history of this work is quite ancient. Today, this building serves as a hotel. It is a very stylish and popular hotel and welcomes a large number of tourists throughout the year.
7. Danakil Depression
Located in Ethiopia near the border with Djibouti, the Danakil Collapse is the highest average temperature on the planet with a temperature of about 35 degrees centigrade below about 100 meters below ground. This is known as the hell gate that opens on earth.
8. Khor Ambado Beach
Khor Ambado Beach, established along the coast of Tadjourah Bay, is the most popular place in the country and welcomes many tourists throughout the year. This is also called French Beach. The reason is that the French soldiers and their families living here also use this beach. It is a very convenient address for swimming, diving and various water sports.
9. Djibouti Stadium
Djibouti Stadium is the most important stadium center of the country.
10. Day Forest National Park
Day Forest National Park, an area of 150.2 km², is an important national park in 1939. There are many different species of life, especially plants.