Djibouti Travel Facts

The Basics

Country: Djibouti

Where is it?: Djibouti is in eastern Africa, bordering the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea, between Eritrea and Somalia

Why do people go here?: Travelers primarily go to Djibouti in order to relax and take pleasure from the delight of an untouched nature.

What are the main entry points?: There are Air France connections as well as connections for Yemen and Tanzania.

Currency used: Franc

Country Code for Phones: 253

Area codes for Major Cities: 80-85

Religion: Muslim 94%, Christian 6%

Population: 900,000

Ethnic Breakdown: Somali 60%, Afar 35%

Government: Semi-presidential Republic

Languages: French, Arabic, Somali, Afar

Travel Information

Major Cities: Djibouti

Attractions: The Lakes

Tourism Office locations and links: Djibouti Tourist Office place du 27 juin, BP 1938, Djibouti, Djibouti
Contact Nos. 352 800 or 353 790.

Tips for Visiting

Off-the-Beaten-Path: Tadjoura

Health Issues: Yellow Fever, Malaria

When to go: It’s very hot is Djibouti, from November throug April is the coolest

Common Phrases: Hello = Bonjour, How are you? = Comment allez-vous?, Good = Bien or Bon, Yes = Oui, Okay = D’accord or OK, No = Non, Thank you = Merci, Please = S’il vous plait, Goodbye = Au revoir

Specific Events/Holidays: Independence Day: June 27, Variable Islamic Holidays

Getting Around: Buses links major cities. If you want to get off the beaten path, you will need a 4WD.

Cheapest airport to fly into: The main airport serving cheaper flights to Djibouti is the Djibouti International Airport

Need more information?: Check out the Djibouti travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.

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