Tours in Djibouti are a vacation alone with yourself and with nature. A small country in northeast Africa impresses with its bizarre landscapes, unusual vegetation and proud representatives of the African fauna. Holidays in Djibouti attract not only with beautiful views of the lava plateaus, but also with the opportunity to spend time with exotic activities: sand surfing, jeep safaris, diving offshore reefs, excellent fishing and snorkeling.
Individual excursion tours offered by the leading tour operator in Djibouti in Moscow allow you to visit the capital of the state of the same name, which is the main port of the country in the Gulf of Aden. A visit to the ports on the Marabout and Heron peninsulas, the presidential palace and the islands-reserves of Lac Abbe, Mascali, Musha, Dai will allow you to feel the color of the proud African country.
Where to stay – in a hotel complex with luxurious restaurants or an open-air sports camp – is the business of every tourist. But with any choice, travelers are provided with an optimal level of comfort, friendly attitude of staff and local residents. And also a unique unity with the wildest, unbridled African element is guaranteed.
The “Land of the Gods” region (Republic of Djibouti) is one of the most interesting and unusual places on the planet, with numerous desert plains, lakes, volcanoes, and a beautiful underwater world.
Jibu ́ (Arabic جيبوتي), officially the Republic of Djibouti (جمهورية جيبوتي) is a state in northeast Africa in the Horn of Africa. It borders with Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia.
The territory of present-day Djibouti in the 7th century was under the rule of the Arab sultans. In 1862, French troops landed in the port of Djibouti. In 1892, France established its colonial rule over it, assigning in 1896 the official name of the French Somali Coast (later, from 1967, the French territory of the Afars and Issas). Political life in Djibouti, both during its stay under the colonial protectorate and after gaining independence in 1977, was determined to a large extent by the struggle between the largest ethnic groups inhabiting the country – the Afar and Issa. During the period of the colonial mandate, the Afar dominated the administration, and after the country gained independence, the Issa. In 1979, a surge of discontent among the Afars, the beginning of a guerrilla war. In 1992-2000, a civil war took place in Djibouti,
Presidential republic. The President is the head of government and the supreme commander of the Armed Forces. Legislative functions are exercised by the unicameral National Assembly (65 deputies), elected for a 5-year term. Executive power is vested in the Council of Ministers, which is accountable to the President.
The territory of the country is divided into 5 districts and one city equivalent to the district:
Ali Sabie, Arta, Dikhil, Djibouti (city), Obock, Tajurah.
Covers an area of 23 thousand square meters. km².
The total length of the state border is 508 km, with Eritrea – 113 km, with Ethiopia – 337 km and with Somalia – 58 km.
Coastline of the country: 314 km.
The highest point is Mount Moussa Ali.
The climate is tropical, desert, hot and dry.
It has access to the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean.
Mountain ranges alternate with lava plateaus.
The country has a hot and humid climate: the average January temperature is +26 degrees C, the average July temperature is +36.
There are no major rivers.
Vegetation: Tropical vegetation species predominate.
Fauna: In Djibouti there are such animals as: lion, leopard, elephant, giraffe, zebra, crocodile, many types of snakes.
Minerals: The bowels of the country contain reserves of limestone, perlite.
Advantages a: strategic location of the port; big gains in 1991 (Gulf War) and 1992 (US and UN intervention in Somalia). Expansion of port facilities in the cities of Djibouti and Tadjoura.
The country’s economy is based mainly on shipping. Since its foundation, the capital of Djibouti has been the main trading port for Ethiopia.
Export: leather, livestock, coffee in transit through Ethiopia.
Imports: food, beverages, transport equipment, petroleum products, electronics. Trading partners – France, Ethiopia, Japan.
The population is about 850,000 thousand people. * The main ethnic groups are representatives of the northern Somali peoples Issa, Issak (about 55%), as well as Afars (about 35%). There are fairly large Ethiopian and Yemeni diasporas in the country, as well as Europeans – over 15 thousand people, mostly French. More than 2/3 of the country’s population lives in the capital.
Ethnic composition: Issa and other Somali tribes – 60%, Afar – 35%, others (French, Arabs, Italians, Greeks) – 5%.
Languages: official – French and Arabic, spoken – Somali and Afar.
Religion – Sunni Islam (94%); Christians make up 6% of the country’s population.
The monetary unit is the Djiboutian franc (177 francs = 1 US dollar, constant fixed rate, 261 francs = 1 euro).
National holiday – Independence Day – 27 June. Day off – Friday.
Customs rules (Rules for the import and export of personal luggage) Arriving in the Republic of Djibouti can import the following goods duty-free: cigarettes – up to 200 pcs., Spirits (with an alcohol content of more than 22%) – up to 1 liter, liquors and fortified wines (strength less than 22%) – 2 l, dry wines – up to 2 l, spirits – 50 g, meat – up to 1 kg, fish – up to 1 kg. Expiry dates are required for food products.
Memo to the tourist
|Customs control:||Alcohol and cigarettes. Up to 200 cigarettes, up to 1 liter of spirits (with an alcohol content of more than 22%), 2 liters of liquor and fortified wine (less than 22% strength), up to 2 liters of dry wine can be imported into the Republic of Djibouti duty-free.
When importing alcoholic beverages and cigarettes in a larger volume, it is necessary to pay the duties stipulated by the customs rules. At the airport, the inspection of things of arriving passengers is practiced at the discretion of customs officers.Food. You can import up to 1 kg of meat and fish duty-free. Expiry dates are required for food products.Artistic and cultural-historical values. There are no restrictions on the import/export of jewelry and valuables.Weapons and ammunition. In Djibouti, the import of cold, gas, traumatic, firearms, hunting weapons and ammunition is prohibited. Baggage of holders of service and diplomatic passports
is not subject to inspection .
|The import of narcotic substances in any form, weapons and ammunition, printed and video materials of a pornographic nature is prohibited.
The export of historical values, corals, sea turtle shells, other types of marine flora and fauna, as well as the skins of wild animals is prohibited.
|Sanitary control, phytosanitary
|All passengers arriving at Ambuoli International Airport, in order to identify citizens with symptoms of bird and swine flu, undergo control (body temperature is measured). This control is carried out by employees of the Ministry of Health of Djibouti.|
|Veterinary control:||When importing / exporting pets, you must present an international pet passport. In Djibouti, a similar certificate can be issued at the Bernard Lafrance veterinary clinic, phone: (8-10-253) 21-34-01-19. In travel documents for an animal in a veterinary clinic, marks must be affixed that the animal is clinically healthy and vaccinated against rabies. Vaccination must be carried out no earlier than 30 days and no later than 12 months before departure. You can issue travel documents for an animal at a veterinary clinic (about $6), but first you need to be vaccinated against rabies.|