Djibouti Top Tourist Attractions


Lac 'Assal

Lake Assal; is a crater lake in central-western Djibouti. It is located at the western end of Gulf of Tadjoura in the Tadjoura Region, touching Dikhil Region, at the top of the Great Rift Valley, some 120 km (75 mi) west of Djibouti city. Lake Assal is a saline lake that lies 155 m (509 ft) below sea level in the Afar Triangle, making it the lowest point on land in Africa and the third-lowest point on Earth after the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea. No outflow occurs from the lake, and due to high evaporation, the salinity level of its waters is 10 times that of the sea, making it the third most saline body of water in the world behind Don Juan Pond and Gaet'ale Pond. Lake Assal is the world's largest salt reserve, which is exploited under four concessions awarded in 2002 at the southeast end of the lake; the major share of production (nearly 80%) is held by Société d’Exploitation du Lac and Société d’Exploitation du Salt Investment S.A de Djibouti. The lake is a protected zone under Djibouti's National Environmental Action Plan of 2000. However, the law does not define the boundary limits of the lake.

Moucha Island

Moucha Island is a small coral island off the coast of Djibouti. It is located at the center of the Gulf of Tadjoura. The island is part of the Djibouti Region; the island has a total population of about 20 inhabitants, which increases considerably during the summer. The island was occupied by Great Britain from 1840 to 1887.

Day Forest National Park

Day Forest National Park, also known as Forêt du Day National Park, is a national park in the Goda Mountains and Tadjourah Region of Djibouti.


Ardoukôba is a fissure vents volcano in Djibouti. Located on the coast 100 kilometres from Djibouti City, its summit is situated at 298 metres above sea level. It last erupted in November 1978 following an earthquake, the area having been dormant for 3,000 years. The volcano's rift is 17 kilometres in width, and has a depth of 800 metres. The Government of Djibouti has initiated a proposal with UNESCO to declare the Lake Assal zone including the Ardoukoba volcano and its surroundings as a World Heritage Site.

Seven Brothers Islands

The Seven Brothers Islands, also known as the Sawabi Islands or Seba Islands, is an archipelago in the Dact-el-Mayun section of the Bab-el-Mandeb strait. They are within the Obock District of Djibouti, and are a notable diving site. Even in English publications, the group is often called by its French name, Sept Frères.

Grand Bara

The Grand Bara, Bara Wein or Bada Wein, is a desert in southern Djibouti. It consists of large areas of sand flats, with sparse, semi-desert and desert grasses and scrub vegetation. A road built in 1981 passes through the area, connecting the capital Djibouti City with the south. Prior to the arrival of the French, the extremely arid interior was inhabited primarily by the Issa Somali. Runner makes her way across the Grand Bara Desert during the Annual Grand Bara 15K race.

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Good Shepherd

The Our Lady of the Good Shepherd Cathedral or simply Cathedral of Djibouti, is a church built in the second half of the twentieth century. It is the main Catholic church in the Diocese of Djibouti in the African country of Djibouti.

Ali Olo

The Ali Olo is a mountain located in the northeast of Ali Sabieh Region in Djibouti. With an average elevation of 286 metres above sea level, they are situated near the border with Somalia.

Mabla Mountains

The Mabla Mountains are a mountain range in the northern Obock and Tadjoura Region of Djibouti. The endemic Djibouti spurfowl makes its home here as well as in the Forêt du Day. With a mean height of 1370 metres, is the fifth highest point in Djibouti.

Boura Mountains

The Boura Mountains are a mountain range in Djibouti. With a mean peak height of 1,003 metres is the ninth highest point in Djibouti, the ecology of this landform is semi-desert. The mountain is located approximately 32 km east of Ali Sabieh, 13 kilometres from Assamo by road. The altitude and size of the range affects its weather, with precipitation levels varying greatly and climatic conditions consisting of distinct zones. Wildlife live in the higher peaks to elevations of 1,003 metres. Issa Somali have a long history in the Boura Mountains.

Ras Siyyan

Ras Siyyan or Ras Siyan is a peninsula in the Obock Region of Djibouti, on the Bab-el-Mandeb strait, about 20 km southwest of Perim Island. The peninsula consists of a reddish volcanic hill about 1.2 by 0.5 km and 138 m high, connected towards to the mainland by a low sandy strip that stretches south by about 5 km while widening from 500 to 800 m. The Ras Siyyan volcano is currently inactive but young, having erupted through a 21,000-year-old coral reef formation. To the west of Ras Siyyan there is a shallow marshy bay or lagoon, about 2.5 km wide, protected on the north side by shallow coral banks. The bay is fringed with patches of mangrove bushes, in spite of the little input of freshwater. Abundant sea grasses form large beds in the bay, and Sharks breed there in October. An isolated white rock, Rocher Siyyan, lies in the bay about 800 m southwest of the volcanic hill. The hill of Ras Siyyan is sometimes considered the seventh of the Seven Brothers islands; the other six lie from about 4.5 km to 14.5 km to the east.

Mousa Ali

Mousa Ali is a 2,021 metres stratovolcano located on the tri-point of Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti. The volcano is the highest point in Djibouti. The volcano's summit is truncated by a caldera, which contains rhyolitic lava domes and lava flows. The last known eruption occurred before the Holocene era. Mousa Ali is situated at the tri-point of the Tadjourah Region of Djibouti, the Southern Red Sea Region of Eritrea, and the Afar Region of Ethiopia.

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