Travelling to Djibouti from upcountry is possible using wither, plane, road, or ferry transport. Djibouti has a constantly operating international airport known as Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport located in the capital city, Djibouti. The airport connects Djibouti to far places around the world namely; Somalia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Madagascar, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, France, Kenya, and Oman. Two popular airlines operating at the Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport are Air France and Daalo Airlines. Anybody from Eritrea and Ethiopia can use major international roads to reach Djibouti across the borders.
If you are coming to Djibouti from Eritrea, you can travel from Assab to Djibouti using your private car. If from Ethiopia, use the Dikhil border to arrive at Djibouti. However, the border roads are difficult to use because they are poorly maintained and the security is low. It is recommendable to consult transit regulations of the country you are travelling from to ensure that you are safe. More so, make sure you have a driving license based in Djibouti from the local authorities after presenting your personal driving license. If you are connecting from Yemen
, you can use ferry transport to arrive at Djibouti city
, which is the major port of Djibouti.
Finding accommodation in Djibouti can be a challenge because the hotels are scarce, and this means that as a tourist, you have to book for a hotel room early, if possible through Djibouti’s accommodation website. A large percentage of the hotels in the country provide only basic hotel room facilities and a few are luxurious and chains of the international brands of hotels. An example of the international hotel chains you will in Djibouti is Sheraton, which offers additional recreational facilities at the beach lay surfing, diving, and sailing. The low budget hotels offer a simple room set up of a bed, bedding’s a table, and an attached bathroom to the room. They are comfortable; no luxurious services such as a television and room services are likely to be offered.
Dining in Djibouti is economic if you stick to the local cuisines offered in the restaurants. The local dishes are cheaper than the foreign dishes. The local dishes include the seafood diets and camel meat, among other recipes. However, the food you will find in Djibouti is a mixture of various cuisines adopted from many countries and those of the local community.
Djibouti has many spots to tour while living within the country. There are large significant landmarks, spontaneous islands, and vibrant beaches. A Lake Abhe lie in a limestone region located at the border with Ethiopia is famous for being involved in the series of the Planet of the Apes. Maskali and Moucha Islands are two separate islands that are one of the major tourist attractions of Djibouti. The beach spots hosts many water sports and aquatic exploration activities like scuba diving.