Flights to Djibouti - An Adventure Wonderland
The gateway to Africa on the Arabian Peninsula, Djibouti is located in the eastern part of Africa. With its unique topography and geographical masterpieces, it makes for a brilliant visit. Surrounded by a gulf, it has the best of both, the land and the ocean. Think national parks, mountain ranges, salt lakes, canyons, extinct volcanos, coral reefs, and the Red Sea; you have everything in this tiny little fleck of a country. With such a diverse topography, adventure sports opportunities only work as a bonus. Ancient and modern come together, hence making the culture of Djibouti, vibrant and varied.
Best time to visit Djibouti
Djibouti experiences a scorching weather most times of the year. The only good time to visit the country is during the cooler season between the months of November to mid-April, when the weather is sometimes accompanied by light showers.
How to reach Djibouti
There are several international airlines which fly between the major cities of India and Ambouli International Airport, Djibouti. There are no direct flights from India. Choose from connecting flights by Ethiopian Airlines, flydubai, Jet Airways, Air India, Kenya Airways, Gulf Air, Qatar Airways, Air France, etc. Cabs are available outside the airport to reach the city center.
Accommodation in Djibouti
Djibouti has several upscale, luxurious, as well as budget-efficient hotels. 5-star hotels in the city provide an extravagant stay with the price ranging from INR 6,000 to INR 25,000. Rest houses, moderately-priced hotels with all basic facilities are also available in the city, better suited for backpackers and budget travelers.
Places to visit in Djibouti
Las Assal in central-western Djibouti is the saltiest lake in the world. Saltier than the Dead Sea, it is also the lowest point in the whole of Africa. Lake Abbe is a popular attraction, known for the discovery of the Australopithecus skeleton, Lucy. For nature and wildlife lovers, a visit to Mount Mabla and Forest du Day Forest National Park prove to be informative and inimitable. Erta Ale, the volcano in the Danakil Desert is the favorite site for every adventurist who loves living life on the edge. For marine lovers, Moucha Island offers an amazing underwater experience, with its varied marine lifeforms.
Snorkeling at the Gulf of Tadjoura, hiking, diving, and kite surfing, make your trip to this country an endless adventure.
Djibouti City is the capital of the country and a major tourist attraction. With its lakes, beaches, casinos, and the 19th-century feel, it is a great place for entertainment and recreation. Part of the Great Rift Valley, Afar Triangle is a unique geographical feature in the country. Other towns worth a visit are Ali Sabieh, Arta, Balbala, and Randa.
Shopping in Djibouti
Look for tribal crafts, necklaces made from malachite and amber beads, exclusive beaded wallets, and silver jewelry made by hammering, in the vibrant markets of Djibouti. Bring back home the traditional African dress, Boubou. Tribal daggers, handmade souvenirs, carved statues, and scented incense are other must-buys from Djibouti.
Cuisine of Djibouti
A type of flatbread, Injera is Djibouti’s traditional bread. With its brilliant blend of flavors, Harira, a hearty soup, is a common favorite among the locals and is a must-try dish. Banana fritters are sure to satiate every dessert lover’s taste buds. Samoussa (similar to Indian samosa) is also a popular snack.
•Which airlines offer cheap air tickets to Djibouti?
Ethiopian Airlines offerscheapest airfares to Djibouti.
•What is the time difference between India and Djibouti?
India is 2 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Djibouti.
•What is the average time taken to reach Djibouti City from major Indian cities?
Delhi to Djibouti City – 9 hours 30 minutes
Kolkata to Djibouti City – 13 hours 40 minutes
Chennai to Djibouti City – 11 hours and 55 minutes
Mumbai to Djibouti City – 9 hours and 10 minutes
•Which are the major layover airports for connecting flights to Djibouti?
Major layover airports for connecting flights to Djibouti from Delhi are Mumbai, Bahrain, Dubai, Hyderabad, and Doha.
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