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Have you ever seen a dugong? Travel to the African country of Djibouti, and you can hope to catch a glimpse of this small, white cousin of the manatee. Djibouti lies on the Red Sea and is one of the largest seaports in the busiest shipping lane in the world. This means plenty of cultures call the country home—British, Somali, American, French, and native Afars—and Djibouti hotels are perfect for travelers who like to experience life on The African Horn. From seeing the steaming salt chimneys in Lake Abbe to the resorts in Djibouti along the coast, you will have plenty to keep you busy.
On the southern coast you can find plenty of hotels in Djibouti City, the nation's capital. Walk through Le Marche Central, a local farmers market, and get a real feel for this 19th century Arab city with French influences. While there, try some national dishes like Soupe Djiboutienne, a spicy beef soup, and top it off with Halva, a delectable pastry made with plenty of butter, sugar, nutmeg, and cardamom. Ready for adventure? Head south to Lake Assal, where you can windsurf (on wheels) in the lowest place on Earth; the dormant volcanoes left lava fields surrounding the lake that are perfect for the eco-explorer. Underwater is another place that lets you check out the area landscape, and the Gulf of Tadjoura is a popular diving spot where hundreds of marine species inhabit the Red Sea coral reefs—perfect for snorkeling or scuba diving.
From African wildlife to the traditional toga-like clothing of the nomadic people, there is plenty to marvel at when you book a flight to Djibouti. Let Travelocity help you get the best accommodation and deals for cheap hotels in Djibouti, when you search over 400 airlines and more than 510,000 hotels worldwide. Come to Djibouti for the African experience but stay for the food and fabulous beaches.
Hotels in Djibouti start at $258 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.