Moucha Island, Djibouti Photo by Ryan Kilpatrick via Flickr Creative Commons

Djibouti enjoys a strategic position in East Africa, bordered by the Red Sea, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Eritrea. The country is rich in white sandy beaches on its coasts, semi-desert inland, volcanic mountain ranges, thorn bushes, and trek-worthy trails. Because of this unique topography, the climate is arid with long hot spells from May through September, when temperatures hit 104 to 113°F. The cooler season lasts from mid-October through mid-April, with weather averaging a pleasant 77°F. Around the Goda Mountains, however, the climate is mild throughout the year. When the weather is pleasant, catch an early morning sunrise over Lac Abbé, which stunning.

Best Time to Visit Djibouti

There is very little rain in Djibouti. The country is at its hottest between the months of June and August, when the warm and dusty khamsin wind blows from the desert. October through April are the best months to visit when the weather is pleasantly cool and light rains bathe the inland areas a beautiful green.

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