Bird Watching/Extension to Djibouti

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Extension To Djibouti… (After Danakil Depression)

Day 1: Semera – Gelafi – Lake Abbe (285 km) Morning: Semera – Gelafi (115 km)

We drive from Semera to Gelafi, where we will cross the border into Djibouti. After we have completed customs formalities, we will recruit our navigator in Dikhil for the off-road track through the desert until we will reach Lake Abbe.

Afternoon: Dikhil – Lake Abbe (160 km)

The distance to be covered until Lake Abbe is 160 km, 70 km of which are off-road. We will enjoy a spectacular sunset over the surreal landscape around Lake Abbe formed by the elevation of countless lime stone chimneys.  Overnight: Lake Abbe Lodge, Lake Abbe

Lake Abbe, Djibouti

Day 2: Lake Abbe – Lake Assal – Tadjoura (155 km)

Morning: Early in the morning we will have a short trek through the limestone chimneys around Lake Abbe. With a little luck, we will also encounter huge flocks of flamingos. We then continue to Lake Assal (110 km), one of the saltiest lakes on earth and also the lowest point on the African Continent (-153m). We will enjoy a fantastic bath in Africa’s “Dead Sea”. Afternoon:

We have 45 km of good paved road ahead until we reach the small coastal town of Tadjoura at the Gulf of Djibouti. Overnight: Hotel Le Golf or similar, Tadjoura

Lake Assal, Djibouti

Day 3: Beach day “White Beach” near Tadjoura

Today we relax the whole day on the pristine “White Beach” near Tadjoura. Well-deserved after the hot days in the dessert. We will spend the night in a basic guest house on the beach.  Overnight: Basic Guesthouse, White Beach White Beach, Djibouti

Day 4: Tadjoura – Djibouti (175 km)

Morning: We drive along the idyllic Gulf of Djibouti until reaching Djibouti City.

Afternoon: We visit Djibouti City and its interesting market. We will also arrange our boat trip for the next day to swim with the whale sharks. Certainly, another incredible highlight of this trip. Overnight: Menelik Hotel, Djibouti City

Djibouti City

Day 5: Swimming with Whale Sharks

Today is fully dedicated to these huge and gentle inhabitants of the sea. We embark on a boat trip from Djibouti and have a good chance to swim and snorkel with these stunning creatures. A truly unforgettable experience.

 Overnight: Menelik Hotel, Djibouti City

Whale Sharks, Djibouti

Day 6: Fly from Djibouti to Addis Ababa…Take a train