Djibouti's Footsteps of the Afar

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 11 days
  • tour type Group Tour
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Djibouti City, Djibouti
  • Ends Djibouti City
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  • Discover an emerging tourism hotpot before the crowds do
  • The chance to get up close and personal with whale sharks in the Bay of Ghoubbet on a snorkelling adventure
  • Sleep overnight in a traditional Afar hut at Campement Touristique d’Asboley, perched on a hill with spectacular views
  • Watch sunrise from the shores of Lac Abbe, which featured in the original Planet Of the Apes movie thanks to its famous chimneys, salt flats and hot springs
Starting and ending in Djibouti City, the tour Djibouti's Footsteps Of The Afar is a guided trekking tour that takes 11 days. You will travel through Obock, Lac Assal, Lake Abbe and 4 other destinations in Djibouti. Djibouti's Footsteps Of The Afar is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

With its mix of hiking and snorkelling, this trip is not for the faint hearted. However, if you want to experience life like a nomad as we traverse the Djibouti landscape, float on one of the world’s saltiest lakes and go in search of whale sharks then this trip is right up your alley. The scenery is diverse and spectacular, passing everything from volcanoes, hot springs and salt flats to beaches and forests. Hikes to Lac Assal, Ardoukoba Volcano and Foret du Day National Park are rewarded with free time on the beach at Plage des Sables Blancs and sleeping “Belles Étoiles” (under the stars) at Allouli.
Customer reviews about Intrepid Travel
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Based on 83 reviews
Juergen's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
4 - Very Good
  • Juergen
  • From Japan
  • On Jan 04 2019
“Mixture is great but some hotels should/must be changed
First Hotel in Ubud should be changed (smell in the room, dark)
Last Hotel in Sanur must be changed. After the other hotels, this standard "business" hotel is not an adequate end of the tour. Simply no atmosphere”
Annalisa's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
4 - Very Good
  • Annalisa
  • From Italy
  • On May 09 2019
“Our intrepid guide Yummet was exceptional at introducing us in the culture and beauty of Cuba. She was also funny and made us comfortable at any time during the trip, very attentive to please the interests of each member of our group.”
Allan's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Allan
  • From Denmark
  • On Dec 27 2017
  • Day 1: Djibouti City
  • Day 2: Djibouti City
  • Day 3: Lac Abbe
  • Day 4: Lac Assal
  • Day 5: Bay of Ghoubbet
  • 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
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
  • Bungalow (3 nights), Bush camp (no facilities) (1 night), Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nights), Hotel (3 nights)
  • 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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A deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 57 days before departure. For any departures within 14 January 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.

CANCELLATION No additional cancellation fees apply for this Djibouti's Footsteps of the Afar tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.
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