Surrounded by Eritrea
, Djibouti is a very small country. Independent from France
since 1977, Djibouti has managed to make a name for itself and has a decent quality of life today. Opening on the Gulf of Tadjoura
and the Gulf of Aden, Djibouti benefits from the most amazing underwater life, in a sea that is always at a good temperature. The underwater landscapes are as unique as the ones found on land. Its hot water lakes
are surrounded by lunar and desert landscapes. If you add that to the nomad tribes here, then you have a total change of scenery.
An incredible underwater life, amongst the most exceptional on the planet, in a sea that is always warm.
A practical and comfortable base to visit the region : Yemen, Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea.
A scent of incense and adventure, following in the footsteps of great travel writers : Rimbaud, Monfreid, Kessel, Londres, Gary...
The discovery of a lost Francophone district, that mixes the Orientalism and provincialism worthy of any typical French department.
From May to September, the heat is unbearable, the temperatures rise to 45°C. It is a real oven.
A cultural desert, meaning there is not much to see.
The French Foreign Legion, with its soldiers in beige shorts, and a bunch of Occidentals very keen on prostitution.
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In our imagination, Djibouti has a perfume of adventure, of danger and hot sand. Rimbaud, Monfreid, Kessel, Londres and Gary, many of them spent parts of their life on those shores. The grounds are set for lyrical chants : feathered feet travellers, pirates and slave merchants, fierce camel herders, indigenous beauties with an absent stare, telluric energy and obsessive heat... The reality is somewhat less exotic. Today, the caravans grouped in the wadi or the Dhows leaving for Aden transport more video players and video tapes than salt from the lake of Assal. And train attacks by armed gangs don't happen any more. Farewell fantasies, farewell tropics ! We are left with the leisures you would be wrong to deprive yourself of : underwater diving, big game fishing, wind carts, cruises in
4 x 4 or camel rides escorting the salt caravans. And who knows, the adventure could be at the end of the path.
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