Hiker's trail

From 1538 $ or 1261 € (course May 2021) $ per person, for 4 people

Level: Expert

Difficulty:

The "Hikers" trip will introduce you to the terrestrial fauna and flora of the mountainous areas of Djibouti through two superb hikes between three charming camps in the Goda Mountains. Bring a pair of walking shoes!

This tour will also allow you to discover the "must see" places of Djibouti, first of all the city of Djibouti itself, but also those of Obock and Tadjourah.

You will be captivated by the colourful rings of Lake Assal, well described by the writer-adventurer J Kessel.

You will spend an unforgettable night at the Abbot Lake where you will enjoy the amazing sunset and sunrise in the middle of a lunar landscape where the first version of the movie "Planet of the Apes" was shot.

A pirogue ride will take you into the Godoria mangrove north of Ras Bir and the eponymous lighthouse.

You will have a picnic at Le Goubet in front of the worrying Devil's Island.

With a simple mask and snorkel, you will enjoy the wonderful spectacle of the underwater fauna and flora at Ras Ali, Korambado, and Maskali Island; unless you prefer to snorkel in the deep waters around the nearby island of Musha.

And maybe you will have the chance to meet the whale shark, in season, off Arta... don't forget your fins, mask and snorkel!

 

   Djibouti 
Centre-North-South
  Sea & Forests
  Itinerant stay
  12d/11n

DAY 1 :

Arrival Djibouti city - transfer from the airport to Africorne Travel accommodation

Lunch at the port of Djibouti

Afternoon: visit of the animals of the DECAN shelter

Evening meal: restaurant in Djibouti

Night: Africorne Travel premises

 

DAY 2

Morning: departure for Arta-Discovery of the Arta plateau from the Maison des Randonneurs: duration of the walk according to your wishes 

Lunch at the "Maison des Randonneurs" or at Sunny Hill

Afternoon: Arta beach (fins, snorkel mask)

Whale shark trips in the season from mid-November to February.

Evening meal in a restaurant in Djibouti

Night at Africorne Travel

 

DAY 3

Morning: departure in 4×4 for the Day camp of the Goda mountains via the Assal Lake - Discovery of the lake and surroundings - possible bathing in the lake depending on the weather

Dimbio Canyon Stops and Borel Stele - Lava field and rift fault

Lunch: picnic at Goubet in front of Devil's Island

Afternoon: we take the superb Day trail leading to the camp at 1500 m altitude.

Evening meal and night at the Day camp

 

DAY 4

Morning: Hike from the Day camp to the Dittilou camp (about 4 hours) - possible link by 4×4

Lunch at Dittilou (watch out for the green monkeys)

Afternoon: Visit to the village of Dougoum near the Dittilou camp

Evening meal at the camp and night: Dittilou camp

 

DAY 5

Morning: Hiking from Dittilou to Bankoualé (about 4 hours) - transport possible by 4×4 vehicle

Lunch in Bankoualé

Afternoon: Visit the village Ardo 

Evening meal and night at the Bankoualé camp

 

DAY 6

Morning: walk in the gardens of Bankoualé

Departure in 4×4 for the camp of Ras Ali near Tadjourah

Visit of Randa before taking the road to Tadjourah.

Lunch at Ras Ali camp

Afternoon: swimming, snorkeling, kayaking on Ras Ali beach

Evening meal and night at Ras Ali camp

 

DAY 7

Morning: Departure for Ras Bir camp 

On the way visit of the city of Obock - cemetery of the French sailors - house of the governor Lagarde - lighthouse of Obock

Lunch at a restaurant in Obock

Afternoon Swimming at Ras Bir camp

Evening meal and night at Ras Bir camp

 

DAY 8

Morning: visit of the lighthouse of Ras Bir - pirogue trip in the mangrove of Godoria

Lunch at Ras Bir camp

Afternoon: return journey to Djibouti

Evening meal in a restaurant in Djibouti

Night: Africorne Travel premises

 

DAY 9

Morning: Departure in 4×4 for the Lake Abbé

Lunch at La Palmeraie restaurant in Dikhil

Afternoon Track to Lac Abbé - Sunset in the evening

Evening meal and night at the Lac Abbé camp

 

DAY 10

Morning: Sunrise show - visit of the boiling water springs - approach of the pink flamingos on the lake shore

Return journey to Djibouti

Lunch at the restaurant de la Paix in Arta

Afternoon: end of the journey back to Djibouti 

Evening meal in a restaurant in Djibouti

Night : Africorne Travel premises

 

DAY 11 

Day trip to the Mucha Islands or Maskali 

On Mucha: scuba diving or baptism subject to a minimum delay of 24 hours before the return flight.

Maskali is preferred for fans of tuba-fins.

Picnic at the beach

Return to Djibouti at the end of the afternoon

Evening meal: Restaurant in Djibouti

Night : Africorne Travel premises

 

Day 12 

Day at Korambado beach near Djibouti

Lunch in a straw hut on the beach

Evening meal: Yemeni fish restaurant in Djibouti

In the evening transfer to Djibouti airport

 

 

Note: unpredictable events can lead us to modify the program (ex: flooded wadi on the way).

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