Djibouti Tour

What's it all about?


Djibouti City – Lake Abbe – Lake Assal –  Djibouti City.


May 20 – 24th, 2023


We will supply you with an invitation letter to allow you to apply for the online e-visa. The visa usually takes one day to be issued.

The Itinerary


South Sudan Tour – May 2023.

May 20 - Juba / Mundari Cattle Camp

  • Arrival at your convenience in Djibouti city where you will be greeted by an airport pickup and driven to our hotel, Auberge Boulaos
  • Around 4 PM we will gather in the hotel lobby and head out on our exploration of Djibouti City.
  • During this walk, we’ll go see the two most famous mosques of the country, the Hammoud Mosque as well as the Al Sada Mosque and stop by the old colonial train station.
  • After we’ve built up an appetite walking around town, we will head to café Melting Pot to try some of the best local food or sushi!
  • After dinner, we’ll check out the port of Djibouti and stop for drinks in what is probably the busiest nightlife of the Somali world.
  • Overnight in Djibouti City, Auberge Boulaos

May 21 - Mundari Villages

  • After breakfast, we will start our excursion to Lake Abbe, located on the border between Djibouti and Ethiopia.
  • On the road there, we’ll stop by the Little and Grand Bara, which are large fields of white clay, upon which mirages are frequently seen alongside the local gazelles and antelopes.
  • On the road, we might also spot some of the local nomad shepherds, who have made this desert region their home, even though it is amongst the hottest and most hostile places in the world.
  • Stop for a local lunch along the way.
  • Late afternoon arrival at Gite d’Asboley, which is just on the border of Lake Abbe and should offer us a wonderful night view. Here the land is flat apart from one hill and clouds are a rarity!
  • Dinner and overnight in Gite d’Asboley.
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May 22 - Torit / Lotuko Tribe

  • Wake up early to check out the sunrise over Lake Abbe, a formidable sight as the sun rises unobstructed over the lake with hundreds of natural limestone chimneys, spitting out steam and sulphur. You will wonder if you just woke up on the same planet!
  • After breakfast we head out on a trek around the lake before the sun rises and scorches the earth. The trek shall take two hours but will reward us with massive colonies of pink flamingos.
  • During this trek, we might meet the local donkey and camel herders and our local guide will introduce us to them.
  • Lunch back at the accommodation.
  • We then make our way to the second lake of Djibouti, and certainly its most famous, Lake Assal
  • Lake Assal is located no less than 150 metres below sea level, making it Africa’s lowest point and the world’s third lowest point. It is crowned by an almost alien chain of volcanoes spewing black lava. The border of the lake is surrounded by salt banks of a white so bright that it looks like snow. This lake is the world`s biggest reserve of salt.
  • Once we’ve visited the lake to our heart’s content, we will drive back to Djibouti City, arriving in the late afternoon.
  • After our return to our hotel we’ll partake in a well earned shower and then head back into town to check the sights we might have missed on our first night.
  • Dinner at restaurant La Mer Rouge for a feast of fresh seafood.
  • Head for drinks before overnight at Auberge Boulaos

May 24 - Depart

  • Transfer to the airport
  • End of tour.
What else?
  • Accommodation

    All nights in Hotel or campsite.

  • Guides

    Local & western guide on group tours.

  • Transport

    Airport pickup / drop off and all transport to complete the itinerary.

  • Visa Support

    We will send you an invitation letter which will allow you to apply for the e-visa easily online.

  • Food

    All meals outside Juba.

  • Camera Permit

    Permit for one camera.

  • International Fights

    Flights to and from Juba.

  • Some Meals

    Drinks and meals in Juba.

  • Tips

    Tips are expected for your local guides and driver.

  • Visa

    Visa fees or any other governmental fees.

  • Registration

    Alien certificate registration within 48 hours of arrival ($65)

Tour Notes

You’ll be in the vastly experienced hands of our English speaking local guides & fixer as well as your Rocky Road Travel guide. We visit the country regularly, so we know the best spots and have perfected this South Sudan Tour accordingly. Given the unpredictable nature of travelling in South Sudan, the itinerary may change slightly, but we will always go above and beyond with added extras to the itinerary. We are also in constant communication with our local partners on the ground who advise the safest routes to take.

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