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Lake Abbe, Dikhil Region

#3 of 7 in Parks in Djibouti
Dominated by a dormant volcano, Lake Abbe provides plenty of chances to spot local animals, such as monkeys, gazelles, and all kinds of birds. The surrounding area feature hundreds of chimney-like structures, shaped by wind out of limestone. The landscape may seem harsh, but it's far from uninhabited--local nomads live and graze their goats and camels on the lake's shores. Our Dikhil Region vacation app makes visiting Lake Abbe and other Dikhil Region attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • After six hours of travel from Djibouti City, half of it on dirt tracks passable only by a Land Cruiser or similar vehicle, one would hope there is something to see. Although November is not flamingo ...  more »
  • Absolutely loved my trip to Lake Abbe. The journey there is not the most interesting, but once you catch first sight of those chimneys it really picks up in terms of the scenery. Its a very odd landsc...  more »
  • This place is so magical. I was able to stay for one night with some friends. We stayed in these traditional Afar huts and were fed delicious food prepared by the helpful Afar family living in the campsite. I saw many animals including gazelle, warthogs, foxes and ostriches! We hired a guide through Rushing Waters in Djibouti and he was great! Definitely recommend this if you are coming to Djibouti!
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