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An Offbeat Honyemoon In Djibouti


The Republic of Djibouti is a country in Africa, the region where it is located is called the Horn of Africa. Ethiopia and Somalia are the neighboring countries of Djibouti.

Djibouti is a multi ethnic country that sees a population comprising of different races and languages making it a culturally rich nation. It is sparsely populated with 912,000 people. 94% of the residents in Djibouti follow Islam as their religion. The country has access to some of the world’s busiest hubs including the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean.

The varied tourist locations and the wonderful ambience makes it a sought after honeymoon destination today.

Tips And Advice’s:


The currency of Djibouti is Djiboutian Franc (DJF) and it equals 0.37 Indian Rupee.


The official languages of Djibouti include Arabic and French being spoken by the majority in the country.

Time Zone

Djibouti is 2 hours and 30 minutes behind India.

Best Time To Visit

The cooler season between November to January is the best time to visit Djibouti.

Must Go Places:

Lake Assal

The black lava and the Danakil Desert salt beds make it a must visit when one is in Djibouti. The Lake Assal is one of the top picks in the country for its low tourist numbers and off beat vibes.

Day Forest National Park

It is a popular destination in Djibouti as the National Park sees a great number of animals that are in the conservation list and makes for a delightful sight. This place is very famous among nature enthusiasts who visit the country.

Goda Mountains

The mountains of Goda offer for a picturesque destination and some soul stirring views. This is the place to visit if one wants to go hiking or enjoy the view from the top of the peak.

People’s Palace

Located in the Djibouti City is a monument of historical significance and happens to showcase the struggle that the people went through to get their freedom. This place stirs memories from the country’s past and is a great place to visit.

Things To Do:

The lack of large scale development and many non touristy places makes Djibouti an ideal honeymoon destination today. Hike the mountains, engage in fun activities, ride the ferries, get a sneak peek into the nomadic life, enjoy ecotravel and make some wonderful memories with your life partner.

Food To Try:

Injera is a traditional flatbread in Djibouti. Made out of teff flour this one is a crowd favourite in the country among visitors.

Banana fritters are bananas skewered in sticks and coated with sugar to make it the best sweet dish in the country.

Samboussa is the Djiboutian equivalent of the Indian samosa and it is popularly filled with meat and also sometimes vegetables.

Major Festivals:

New Year’s Day is celebrated with great glitter and glamour with a festive spirit in Djibouti.

Independence Day celebrated on 27th June is another national event that sees the citizens participating with great vigour.

Fest’Horn is a music festival celebrated in the month of December that sees a lot of cross cultural connections in the country.


Average 10 Days Honeymoon Package:

6 nights and 7 days trip to Djibouti comes at a cost of 1 lakh to 2.5 lakhs for a honeymoon couple. The package includes flights, stay, transfer and guided tour making it an ideal honeymoon package.

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By Nivedha


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