Djibouti's Footsteps of the Afar

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 11 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Djibouti City, Djibouti
  • Ends Djibouti City, Djibouti
  • +5
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  • Discover this emerging travel destination before the crowds do. Very few tourists come to Djibouti, which is sure to change as word spreads about its untouched natural wonders.
  • Strap on a snorkel and dive into the waters of Arta Beach, where (if you’re lucky) the whale sharks that fill the waters will decide to keep you company during your swim.
  • Take an epic hike over the dramatic ravine in Foret du Day National Park to the top of Ardoukoba Volcano, then spend the night camped in a dead forest.
  • Spend the night in a traditional Afar hut in the Grand Bara Desert, perched on a hill with spectacular views of the surreal landscape.
Start and end in Djibouti City, the trip Djibouti's Footsteps Of The Afar is a guided trekking tour that takes 11 days. You will travel through Djibouti City, Obock, Lake Abbe and 4 other destinations in Djibouti. Djibouti's Footsteps Of The Afar is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Embark on an active adventure along the Horn of Africa on this 11-day Lonely Planet Experience powered by Intrepid. Experience life like an Afar nomad, float on one of the world’s saltiest lakes, snorkel in search of whale sharks and travel in a country with incredible cultures but very little tourism. Explore diverse and sometimes surreal scenery. Hike to Lac Assal, summit Ardoukoba Volcano, trek through Foret du Day National Park, relax on the beach at Plage des Sables Blancs and drift to sleep ‘belles etoiles’ (under the stars) at Allouli. Be the first person you know to come home raving about dreamy Djibouti.
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  • Day 1: Djibouti City
  • Day 2: Djibouti City
  • Day 3: Lac Abbe
  • Day 4: Lac Assal
  • Day 5: Foret du Day National Park
  • Day 6: Foret du Day National Park
  • Day 7: Obock
  • Day 8: Plage des Sables Blancs
  • Day 9: Plage des Sables Blancs
  • Day 10: Djibouti City
  • Day 11: Djibouti City
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  • Hotel (3 nights), Beach Hut (1 night), Bungalow (2 nights), Nomad Camp (with basic facilities), Camping with basic facilities (2 nights), Camping with no facilities (1 night)
  • 10 Breakfast, 8 Lunch, 9 Dinner
  • 4x4 Safari Vehicle , Ferry
Included Activities
  • Djibouti City - Leader Led Walking Tour
  • Arta Beach - Whale Sharks Tour
  • Lac Abbe - Cultural Dance
  • Lac Abbe - Guided sunset walk to Chimneys
  • Lac Abbe - Morning Hike to the lake
  • Ardoukoba - Volcano Hike
  • Foret du Day - Hike
  • Ras Bire - Lighthouse & Maket Visit
  • Obock - Godoria Mangrove boat trip
  • Any international flights to/from Djibouti City are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Djibouti's Footsteps of the Afar tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Djibouti's Footsteps of the Afar tour. You can cancel the tour up to 24 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 23 days of departure.


A deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 23 days before departure. For any departures within 04 August 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Djibouti's Footsteps of the Afar tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Djibouti's Footsteps of the Afar tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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