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Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa, is a mostly French- and Arabic-speaking country of dry shrublands, volcanic formations and Gulf of Aden beaches. It’s home to one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world, the low-lying Lake Assal, in the Danakil Desert. The nomadic Afar people have settlements along Lake Abbe, a body of saltwater featuring chimneylike mineral formations.

Places You Should Visit When You Travel To The Country:

1. Dorale And Khor Ambado

Being the ultimate destination for beach lovers, these two beaches offer swimming and other water sports. The sunsets at Khor Ambado are something to die for, the tourist guides claim. They are located just 15 km from the city. Relax and forget your worries lying on the sand and waves for a few days before you get back to your hectic life.

2. Tadjoura City

Seldom called as white town or La Villa Blanche due to the numerous white washed houses, Tadjoura is one of the oldest towns in Djibouti. There are quite a number of mosques in this part of the country giving it an Arabic ambiance to it. There is little else to do here, but stroll around the water fronts and relax yourself.

3. Djibouti City

Djibouti City is a prime location for hiking. You can cover the city by foot and let yourself forget you are in Africa. There are many good restaurants, bar and showcases a mix of all cultures.

4. Lake Assal

Lake Assal is one of the natural wonders in Africa, due to its high salt content. It is a volcanic lake and the evaporation of salt leaves a snowy white layer above the water. It is surrounded by hills and is in oval shape.

5. Ali Sabieh

Located between the borders of Somalia and Ethiopia, Ali Sabieh is the second largest city of Djibouti. Deserts like Grand Bara and Petit Bara surround it on all sides. The city has crowded and interesting shopping markets and portrays the developed tourists’ face of Africa.

6. The Gulf Of Tadjoura

The Gulf of Tadjoura is famous for activities like diving and snorkelling with whale sharks. There are several beautiful mosques that are must see on your visit.

7. Goba’ad Plain

Goba’ad Plain attracts plenty of bird watchers. As it is located between Lake Abhe and the Hanle Plain several birds like Black Crown Sparrows, Ostriches, Arabian Bustard, Sand grouse Crombec can be spotted during seasons.

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