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Reviews for Somaliland and Djibouti tailor made tour


review 28 Apr 2022

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The country, lake Abbe, Djibouti City, Tadjoura, the Good mountains and Sable Blanc ... followed by Lake Assal, the Rift Valley canyon, the volcano, the ferry ride across the gulf of Tadjoura. Our guide, Akram was a gem - enthusiastic, very well informed, curious, speaks 7 languages and had a great sense of humour.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

It's a fascinating place if you get stuck in, don't mind to rough it, ask questions and are fascinated by life. It is unbearably hot & humid. Make sure you have water, SPF50, hat, cover up and insect repellent. Try as many different foods as you can - Yemeni, Somalian, Ethiopian, Afar breads.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes. In Djibouti City we picked a locally run hotel rather than an international chain, we ate at the local restaurants and engaged with locals at every opportunity. When overnighting outside Djibouti City we stayed with the Afar tribe, a local community project and a local family. Aside from the flights we left no 'footprint' and took all rubbish back with us into Djibouti City to be collected.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

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