Spanning just 8,800 square miles Djibouti may be tiny, but even
then it has one of Africa's lowest population densities. It becomes
plainly obvious why that might be once you spend any time here -
much of the country consists of bleak (but extremely beautiful)
desert scenery that is so otherworldly that it has doubled up for
alien planets in a number of movies.
There is much to commend this little known country, not least
the sparsely populated and beautiful landscape, but for lovers of
the water, the biggest draw is without a doubt the virtually
sharks that can be found here between October and February each
As a destination in and of itself, diving in Djibouti is worth
considering but combine with a visit to Ethiopia and you have the
makings of a stunning and adventurous holiday.