Travel destinations in Djibouti! Here you will find information and inspiration about Djibouti as a destination. Do you like adventurous travel, cultural encounters and exotic animals? Here are some tips for travelling to Djibouti!

Why travel to Djibouti?

Djibouti is a relatively small republic in the Horn of Africa in East Africa. It borders Eritrea to the north, Ethiopia to the west and Somalia to the south. The capital city has the same name as the country, Djibouti.

Visitors can experience both nature and local culture, such as the country's markets. There are also opportunities for snorkelling and whale shark watching.

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Info and facts about Djibouti

  • Capital city: Djibouti
  • Residents: 1.1 million (2021)
  • Currency: Djiboutian franc (DJF)
  • National Day: 27 June
  • Language: French and Arabic, National languages: Somali and Afar
  • Religion: Mainly Islam
  • Flag: The flag is white, green and light blue, with a red star.
  • National anthemDjibouti

Highest, longest and biggest

  • Highest point: Mount Massa (2 028 metres)
  • Lowest point: The lowest point, which is also the lowest in all of Africa, is Lake Assal (155 metres).
  • Largest city: Djibouti City
  • Biggest lake: Lake Assal, which is the world's largest salt reserve.
  • Highest building: Mezz Tower (51 metres)

Good to know about Djibouti

  • Time difference: 2 hours time difference
  • El: Adapters may sometimes be needed to use Swedish plugs.
  • Visa: Yes, Swedish citizens need to apply for a visa.
  • Security mode: Always check the current security situation on Sweden Abroad or the UD Resklar app.

Travelling to Djibouti

  • Flight: Fly to Djibouti City, for example with Ethiopian Airlines. Expect changes in Europe and Addis Ababa.  

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