Go Volunteer Africa’s arranges best budget Djibouti – Somaliland travel deals. Go Volunteer Africa takes you on breathtaking tour of a lifetime in a country that officially doesn’t exist. This is a sensational classic tour combining two countries in the horn of Africa.
Djibouti and Somaliland special tour comprises of all premium undiscovered archaeological treasures, natural riches, beaches, wildlife sanctuaries in Djibouti and Somaliland, scenic landscape, cultural immersion, optional accommodation modules and flexible to fit into your budget and time.
Go Volunteer Africa’s Special Djibouti – Somaliland tour will take you on a voyage of discovery to the little-known landscapes, cities and historic sites of Djibouti and Somaliland. Djibouti is one of the smallest countries in Africa, but it stands out as one of Africa’s best travel destinations. Djibouti offers a lot to its visitors, from thrilling landscapes, to volcanoes, sinking plains, limestone chimneys with steam coming from the top, salt lakes, grand canyons, and gorgeous plateaus.
Somaliland is a country that does not officially exist. While the rest of Somalia has been a no-go zone for travelers for two decades, the self-proclaimed Republic of Somaliland has restored law and order within its boundaries, the safety of visitors is taken very seriously and foreigners are welcome. This is a tour back in time to the beginning of civilization. These two countries can rightly be considered the last true frontiers of African travel.
The trip starts in Djibouti and ends in Somaliland. You can book your flight from Somaliland to your next destination or back to Djibouti or Ethiopia. Go Volunteer Africa allows you to plan your trip in your own preferred way.
At Go Volunteer Africa, we don’t offer pre-arranged itinerary, we offer bespoke holiday packages. The itinerary will be right as per your need. Our tailor-made holidays are designed to allow you see and experience new places, to expand your knowledge and help you appreciate the cultural heritage, landscapes, wildlife and most of all the people of the countries you are visiting.
Go Volunteer Africa created this unique travel deal to individually suit your style, taste and budget. Travelling at your own pace, seeing exactly the places you would love to, and spending as much time at each site as you wish, staying at a hand-picked selection of accommodation to suit your taste and budgets and eating out at the best local restaurants.
Here are the top places to visit in Djibouti and Somaliland during your time with us on this unique adventure tour.
Lake Abbe: Lake Abbe is a salt lake lying on the Ethiopia-Djibouti border within 154 km from Djibouti City. It is one of a chain of six connected lakes which includes lakes Gargori, Laitali, Gummare, Bario and Afambo covering an area of 450 km².
Moucha Island: Moucha Island located with 15 km from Djibouti City is a small coral island off the coast of Djibouti. It is located at the center of the Gulf of Tadjoura with a length of 3 km
Day Forest National Park: Day Forest National Park is located within 53 km from Djibouti City in Goda Mountains. It protects an important forest island in a sea of semi-desert with endemic plant species which include: Juniperus procera, Olea africana, Buxus hildebrantii and Tarchonanthus camphoratus.
Grand Bara Desert: The Grand Bara Desert is located within 44 km from Djibouti city in Northeast Africa desert which covers parts of the South Djibouti in Arta Region. Grand Bara is one of the flattest stretches of barren desert in the entire world.
Goda Mountains: The Goda Mountains lie northwest of the Gulf of Tadjoura Region within 169 km from Djibouti City. They rise to 1,750 metres and are the nation’s largest heavily vegetated area.
Grande Pecherie: This waterfront fish market is an early morning tradition for people from Djibouti City and it is located within 10 km from the City.
Khor Ambado Beach: This cool beach in Tadjoura Bay, ideal for swimming and snorkelling and it is a respite from the oppressive heat.
Tadjoura: Tadjoura is one of the oldest mosques in the Horn of Africa dating back to the 12th century located within the centre of Tadhjoura Town.
Dolphin Excursions Djibouti: Dolphin Excursions are the only PADI Gold Palm accredited dive centre located in Djibouti Town. Was established since 2000 and offers a variety of diving and snorkelling full day trips
Central Square: Central is found within Djibouti City with some pretty nice sun tanning and with a good place for rest and relaxation.
Lake Assal: Lac Assal is 150m below sea level and is an aquatic wilderness surrounded by dormant volcanoes and black lava fields. Situated within 10 km west from the capital.
Hot Spring: Close to Lac Assal is a naturally Hot Spring coming from the hill and forming a pool in front.
Gulf of the Demons: The Gulf of the Demons or Bay of Ghoubet is connected to the Gulf of Tadjoura by a narrow inlet 750m long. The bay is thought to be 200m deep and is surrounded by volcanic rock which makes the water look very black and sinister
Animal Refuge – Stroke a Cheetah: The Animal Refuge is about 8km from Djibouti City. Animals here include; cheetah Zebra, Oryx, Antelopes, Hyena and Ostrich.
Hargeisa Sightseeing: Hargeisa is Somaliland’s capital. Notable sights in Hargesia include the The MiGJet a monument for the remembrance of bombardments of the city and a symbol of the liberation from the suppression of the Somali regime of Siad Barre. Hargesia has a number of natural attractions including the twin hills of Naasa-Hablood hills located on the outskirts of city, which Somalilanders consider to be a majestic natural landmark. There is also a daily camel market.
Ga’an Libah Mountains: Ga.an Libah means ‘lion’s paw’ and although lions have long been extinct here this well watered and comparatively lush region holds a diversity of wildlife including kudu, hyena, gazelles, baboons and leopard. Ga’an Libah receives more rainfall than most of the country and many parts are thick with trees – birdlife here is also quite good. The views from the edge, looking out over the plains below, are stunning, and the journey here is just as interesting – a two to three hour drive through the desert passing nomads and settlements, where gazelles and warthogs flit between the thorn bushes.
Berbera Sightseeing: Berbera is a coastal city which service as the biggest seaport for Somaliland, with its clean and unspoiled beaches at the Gulf of Aden. Swimming, snorkelling, fishing and scuba-diving are some of the activities on offer.
Borama Sightseeing: Borama is a mountainous and hilly city and has one of the wonderful and beautiful landscapes in the country. It has green meadows and fields and a key wildlife area in the country. The fertility and greenery of Borama has attracted many animals into the region: gazelles, birds, camels and other animals as well.
Burao Sightseeing: Burao is the second largest city in Somaliland. It is an important commercial centre. It has the largest livestock market in the region, and brings together traders from as far as Bossaso in the North East of Somalia, Luq, on the boundary with Kenya, in the South, and Djibouti in the West
Erigavo Sightseeing: Erigavo is the administrative capital of Somaliland’s Sanaag region. It is surrounded by very beautiful natural views like Mountain Daallo. There is a road which goes to the top of this high mountain. At the mountain’s peak, one can see the sea as well as a tiny village called Mait about 60 km away. Sometimes the roar of leopards can be heard, for which the local people have many stories to share.
Gabiley Sightseeing: Gabiley is a beautiful city 54 km west of Hargeisa the nation’s capital of Somaliland. Gabiley is called the bread basket of Somaliland because of its agricultural productivity level compared to the other regions of the country.
Zeila Tour: Zeila (Saylac) is a port city on the Gulf of Aden coast and is located in the Salal region of Somaliland near the Djibouti border. Zeila has been identified with what was called in Classical Antiquity the city of the Avalitae The town is known for its offshore islands, coral reef and mangroves.
Zeila has got a rich history with Arabic en Persian influences; this can be seen in some of the buildings. Snorkeling en diving are still in its infancy and also there is a rich water world with turtles and an opportunity to see dolphins.
Sheikh Sightseeing: The small town of Sheikh lies at a relatively lofty altitude of 1,470m in the Golis Range, a mountainous escarpment that separates the coastal plain from the main Somali Plateau. Also sometimes spelled Sheekh or Shiikh, the town straddles the 120km surfaced road that runs southeast from Berbera to Burao, and lies exactly halfway between these two larger towns.
Dhagax Kure: Dhagax Kure Situated 45km northwest of Hargeisa and lies about two Hours drive from Hargeisa the paintings are morethan 6000 years old.
Sacadadiin Island: It is the rare places in the horn of Africa as well as the gulf of Aden and the whole red sea from cape guardafue to sherma where the fish comes to lay down the eggs. It has beautiful environment with diverse sea animal species and coral reefs.
Laas Geel Tour: Laas Geel roughly means “camel watering hold” Laas Geel cave paintings located about an hour north of Hargeisa. Laas- Geel is one of the oldest pieces of rock art in Africa, Age range from 7,000 – 10,000 years old. Amazingly, the site was only discovered 2002 by a team of French archaeologists.
Experience Nomad Life: Go Volunteer Africa also organize day trips to the nomad communities where you will be able to stay over with the original nomad culture of Somaliland. This trip will give you inside knowledge about this unique culture and way of live.
Daallo Forest & Mountains: If you have enough time to explore Somaliland then Daallo Mountains should be part of the tour. Daallo is the green paradise of Somaliland with its 60-miles-long thick forest. It’s located near the town of Erigavo, in the middle of the Sanaag region in the North-eastern Somaliland. The highest mountains in the region are reaching over 2400 meters. It has a rich biodiversity of different plant species, birds and other animals. The scenic green mountain landscape and its many trails are great for trekking and spotting wildlife.
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This tour is customizable to suit the needs of individual, family, friends, and larger group travelers. What you have to do is just inform us where and when you want to go. We will show you how to go with the most economical and yet luxurious option.