Connect with us on:        
CMT fair – Stuttgart 2017 to showcase tourist Albania   WELCOME TO ALGERIA   ANDORRA SHOPING   Bariloche   Ancient Cave Dwellings of Armenia   INNSBRUCK ALTRADT   St. Martin’s Island   Visa-free entry for foreigners to Grodno   SEMOIS VALLEY   Road to Merak leads to declining tourist arrivals   Albanian Airways Holiday   The Ministry of Tourism held a national meeting with representatives of the EDEN network in Bulgaria   Trekking   Explore the beutiful landscape and learn the culture of Santigo Island   Patagonia, land of Magellan   ZADAR   KYRENIA   Konopiště Chateau and the Archduke's Trophies   Nyhavn, Copenhagen   WHAT TO DO IN DJIBOUTI?   Brno's Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul   Galapagos Island   SAFARI   Neeme Lall Gallery   Tour to ethiopia   FAROESE FESTIVAL AND MUSIC LIFE   A REFRESHING DIP IN ICY WATER?   The French Alps   Приглашаем встретить Новый Год 2017 в Грузии!   Neuschwanstein   Gorham’s provides ‘dramatic backdrop’ for BBC Horizon film   многодневная паломническая поездка "Вслед за апостолом Павлом"   GUATEMALA ADVANCES 17 POSITIONS IN COMPETITIVENESS INDEX OF TRAVEL   Highlights of Budapest   Mysterious Iceland   Make in Odisha Conclave, a boost to Tourism Sector in the State   BOROBUDUR TEMPLE   Reinhold messner climbing experience   Венеция карнавал 2017   Winter snow activities   Southern Kazakhstan Tourism Destinations   TRAVEL TO MAASAI MARA KENYA   Kuwait Mosques   To Kazakhstan with Kyrgyz visa and vice versa   Bolaven Plateau Trekking   Kuldiga   The Citytrain Winetasting Tour   WHAT TO BRING FROM LITHUANIA   Hiking in Luxembourg   WINTER IN MACEDONIA   MADAGASCAR DESTINATION   Water Sports   Learning English in Malta   Hancu Monastery   Cathedral   Tourism in Mongolia   For visiting in Bagan   Looking for Trekking in Nepal? Know well about Nepal   Amsterdam’s Most Underrated Attractions   Nepal short trekking and hiking   Nicaragua under radar destinations for 2016.   SKI THE ICONIC NORWEGIAN FJORD REGION   EDWARD RETAINS DIAMOND LEAGUE TITLE   Sacred Valley tour guide.   Pier in Sopot   The Cave of Escoural   Visions of Heaven; Romania's famous painted monasteries are the beautiful legacy of a bygone era and vibrant centres of faith for today   В Петербурге проводятся уникальные фотосессии   About the Volcanoes National park   Visit to the "Castelli"   The National Park of Slovenský raj   Adele in Slovenia   Santiago de Compostela   Packages days tours trying   SKIING THE NORTHERNMOST MOUNTAINS IN THE WORLD: SVALBARD   Sigtuna   Salt Mines   Pamir Mountains among first 100 green tourist destinations in the world   VAMOS TANZANIA   The Last Monastery Which Virgin Mary Lived in secret Before Coming To EPHESUS   experience experiatial tourism in uganda   Пять пляжей Ялты получили синий флаг   Bull Fighting in Dibba, Fujairah   NORTHERN IRELAND   STRATFORD-UPON-AVON   Uzbekistan cancel visas   Piazza San Pietro (St. Peter's Square)   Ha Long Bay among top 15 most amazing rock formations   Visa Information for Montenegro   Maglič   Always near sun and bath   Easy Travel System   
Hotels Hotels catalog Guides Yachts Companies Transport Coordinator
Search modules Log in
Add email


Reaching lengths of nearly 13 meters, or 42.6 feet (the largest confirmed report pegged this fish at 12.65 meters, or 41.5 feet, but unconfirmed reports state larger numbers), the whale shark is unarguably the largest existing fish in the world.

Despite their size, though, humans have nothing to fear from them, as these gentle giants are filter feeders who eat mostly just planktons. At most, they have been seen to eat small fish and fish eggs – but certainly nothing half as large as a human being.

Every year, from October to January, schools of whale sharks come in droves to Djibouti’s bay of Tadjoura, to feast on the planktons there.

So if you want to meet them up close and personal, simply come to Djibouti in these months and bring your snorkel with you. You do not need to go scuba diving to see them because they often stay near the surface to feed.

Djibouti is one of these very few places. With its excellent reefs being so close to the shore, you don’t need to carry a full scuba gear and squeeze yourself into a diving suit to view the corals and plethora of fish; just pop on a snorkel and mask and you’re off!

And what can you see once you’re there? You can see fish as big as you are – though those will probably swim quickly away when they notice you around. There are also a good number of smaller fish, and tourists who have snorkeled in Djibouti report that these smaller fish tend to stay closer to people, that is, they don’t run away like the big fish do, for some reason.

Speaking of big fish, there is one that you could see in Djibouti that probably won’t run away. It’s the biggest fish of all – the whale shark. That’s something you probably won’t see if you snorkel anywhere else.

Just 20 minutes away from the City of Djibouti, you can find the Discover and Aid Nature (Decouvrir et Aider la Nature; DECAN) animal refuge, where wild animals rescued from illegal human custody are kept, protected, and cared for.

Here you will find cheetahs, ostriches, turtles, hyenas, gazelles, antelopes, zebras, caracals, and others.

Most of the animals here arrived when they were still babies, so they have grown pretty used to humans, and some of them have grown quite tame.

Although the forest landscape occupies less than 1% of Djibouti’s entire territory, you can still find a lot of interesting birds to see here.

First on our list is Lac Abbe, which, though desolate-looking, is in fact the home of hordes of large pink flamingos.

If you wish to see more bird species, visit the Day Forest National Park, which harbors the endangered Djibouti Francolin, and the Obock region, where large bird migrations are seen.

All in all, there are 360 bird species to be found in the country.

If you wish to go bird watching in Djibouti, you could contact a bird-watching guide, who can bring you to the best bird-watching places and tell you more about the birds you are looking at. Some of them even offer their services for free, simply because bird watching is their passion.

Should you be fortunate enough to be accompanied by one of these volunteers, it is common courtesy to pay for the fuel of the vehicle you will be using, provide lunch, and offer a small gift to your host afterward