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Hikes In The Goda Mountains Tour

Hikes In The Goda Mountains Tour Packages
Country: Djibouti
City: Djibouti
Duration: 6 Day(s) - 5 Night(s)
Tour Category: Hiking Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Package Itinerary

This stay is reserved for walking enthusiasts.

It can be offered over 5 days instead of 6 with a departure for the Goda Mountains from the day of arrival, if the arrival time at the airport allows it.

DAY 1: Visit of the DECAN refuge

Arrival Djibouti city – transfer from the airport to your accommodation

Our local agency puts a comfortable and air-conditioned apartment at your disposal to spend the night there, and have a breakfast prepared according to your wishes. Naturally, if you prefer, hotel accommodation can be booked.

Lunch at the restaurant at the port of Djibouti

Afternoon: visit of the DECAN refuge. This is an animal park near Djibouti, where animals from Djibouti and also from other parts of Africa live.

Evening meal: restaurant in Djibouti

Night: in our apartment or hotel

DAY 2 From Djibouti to the Day camp via Lake Assal - 230 kms

Morning: departure from Djibouti early in the morning. About forty kms before reaching Lake Assal, we will stop to admire the grandiose landscape of the Dimbiya canyon nicknamed the “Grand Canyon of Djibouti”….

A few kilometers further on, another stop at the stele of J. Borrel, a French magistrate whose partly charred body was found at the bottom of the cliff on the morning of October 18, 1995. "The Borrel affair" poisoned relations for a few years between the Djiboutian and French states.

Located 153 meters below sea level, Lake Assal is one of the saltiest in the world (more than 300 grams of salt per liter of water). This fact, added to the very high evaporation due to the intense heat that reigns there, explains why salt has been mined here for hundreds of years. No living organism can survive in the waters of Lake Assal. If the weather is right, we can swim there; plastic shoes are necessary to avoid injury from the sharp salt crystals.

The very high temperatures that prevail in this place do not make it very hospitable, but its legendary beauty, described by the adventurer writer J. Kessel, makes it an unmissable site.

Lunch: picnic on the beach at Goubet in the shade of a hard pitch, facing Devil's Island

Afternoon: we will visit the lava field located between Assal and Goubet, where we will observe the fault of the rift over a few meters, which at this place is only a few centimeters wide.

Then we take the superb Day track leading to the camp at an altitude of 1500 m.

The Day camp is equipped with Daboytas (traditional huts) arranged on a nicely laid out terraced area with trees. Its sanitary facilities are very satisfactory.

Evening meal and night at the Day camp.

DAY 3 Hike to Dittilou camp

Morning: Hike from the Day camp to the Dittilou camp (about 4 hours) - connection possible by 4x4 vehicle

The Dittilou camp is made up of about twenty daboytas (traditional huts) built on a terraced area. Located in the middle of lush greenery at an altitude of more than 600 m, the place exudes serenity. The sanitary facilities are very clean and functional. A colony of green monkeys provides entertainment. Hiking is practiced there. It is possible to join the other camps of the Goda mountains if you are a good walker.

Lunch in Dittilou (watch out for pilfering green monkeys)

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

Evening meal at the camp and overnight: Dittilou camp

DAY 4 Hike to Bankoualé camp

Morning: Hike from Dittilou to Bankoualé (approximately 4 hours) - transport possible by 4x4 vehicle - superb course in "roller coasters".

The Bankoualé camp is in lush greenery, on the hillside. It is a charming place, where a pleasant freshness reigns; it is renowned for its terraced gardens. The village is opposite the camp on the other side of the wadi which must be crossed to reach the camp. Shortly before Bankoualé is the village of Ardo with its craft cooperative and school.

Lunch in Bankoualé

Afternoon: Visit of the Ardo village

Evening meal and night at the Bankoualé camp

DAY 5 Visit of the gardens of Bankoualé and return to Djibouti

Morning: walk in the gardens of Bankoualé

Lunch at the restaurant in Tadjourah.

Afternoon: Return trip by road or by ferry depending on the day.

Evening meal at the restaurant in Djibouti

Night at the hotel in Djibouti or in the apartment of our agency.

Day 6 Relaxing Day in Korambado -15 kms

Snorkeling on the program for this day

Lunch in a hut on the beach

You need a good 4x4 vehicle to get down to Korambado. Not far from Djibouti, the site is interesting for the practice of snorkeling (east side). A few "local color" huts, installed by the sea, provide the shade and the meal necessary to spend a very pleasant day there.

Evening meal at the restaurant in Djibouti. On the menu Yemeni fish, the fish that you choose yourself, is cut into two slices placed in a circular oven….

Evening transfer to Djibouti airport

Important :

Our agency is insured to reimbourse any payment in case of default, and contractually undertakes to reimburse all that has been paid to it if the trip has to be canceled due to a pandemic

The price includes :

Transfer to/from the airport ; Private vehicule with driver and all transports within the country (ferry...) ; Services of guides qualified in French or English during the whole voyage ; Full board meal ; meals at the restaurant are iincluded for the fixed price indicated in the detailed program which will be given to you, an adjustment is made at the end of the stay according to the real cost of the meals taken ; One and a half liters of water per day per person ; Accommodation in double room at the hotel at Djibouti city, or in the apartment of our local agency according to your choice ;

The price does not include :

International flights and visa ; lcoholics beverages ; Medical expense insurance or medical repatriation ; Tips

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