Djibouti is located on the northeast coast of the Horn of Africa and covers 751 sq. kms. It is a small, volcanic, mostly infertile country with less than 1% being arable land. Over 81% of the population live in urban areas.

The climate is semi-arid, particularly hot May to September, with very high temperatures on the coastal plain all year. Rainfall is sparse throughout the country, falling November to March on the coast and April to October inland. Temperatures range from 26°C (Jan) to 36°C (July).

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

Located on the Horn of Africa, the dry arid climate of Dijibouti can place well-meaning travellers at risk of exposure to disease and illness. Consult a travel doctor prior to departure to assess your risks in relation to your medical history and travel plans.

Insect Avoidance

There are a number of viruses and illnesses that are contracted through insects such as fleas, ticks and flies. Mosquitoes however are the biggest culprit of spreading insect borne diseases. Ensure you a prepared and read up on our insect avoidance tips.

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Safe Eating and Drinking Practices

One of the great pleasures of travel is sampling the local cuisine. However, contaminated food and beverages are a common cause of traveller’s diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Safe eating and drinking practices are essential in minimising your risk of contracting traveller’s diarrhoea.

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Warm Climates

Travellers invariably overindulge in ‘sunlust’ activities while traveling in warm climates. It is important to make sure you apply sunscreen regularly and stay hydrated as dehydration and heat stroke often go unrecognised.

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