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Lake Abbe, Dikhil Region

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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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  • First I would not advise someone to do this on one’s own. It is not only difficult but also prevents an adequate appreciation of the area. We organised a two day trip encompassing both Lac Abbe and...  more »
  • The main question was how to get there - agencies if you contact them privately, reply that the tour is 750 usd and 2 days, that Djibouti is expensive (bullsh@t, very poor country:) and that such...  more »
  • Truly one of the most astonishing sights I have seen in 50 years. Thousands of smoke emitting stacks (limestone) in the middle of nowhere, and not a single other tourist in sight. Read up, prepare...  more »
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  • Part of Lake Abhe falls in Ethiopia and part in Djibouti. In this Nature's laboratory constantly fuming limestone chimneys are born and reshaped rising day by day, a mesmerising wonderful feast for eyes. They rise upto 50m. The ecosystem with the beautiful flemingoes impart us a message that beautiful life is possible anywhere if you strike a balance between nature and available resources without disturbing Natural ecosystem. Also known as Abhe Bad, this is a salt lake at the centre of Afar Depression. This lake is forming  a chain of six connected lakes, which are lakes Gargori, Laitali, Gummare, Bario and Afambo from north to south. Awash river ends up in no drain Abhe lake. This Afar triple junction is an open class room in the geological point of view on Plate Tectnonics. Beautiful, mesmerising, vastness of Africa has lot many wonderful places. Explore, feel the beauty of Nature and let us try to add more greenary to enhance the beauty of Nature. Good luck.
  • 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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  • Extraordinary place!!!! The camp people are adorable There are small bush houses minut military beds and mattresses to sleep for spending the night. The restaurant is too nice as it is the only bright place for miles you would not expect such a well-equipped restaurant. It is necessary to provide about 10,000 fdj for the rooms. Landscapes is crazy!!! C an experience to do again!! Not to mention the region of AS EYLA people of principle and good heart and their capri stuffed 😃😃. They're saving us the bet on our tire failure. You will have to visit the EYLA c manifique as fields!!!
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