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Djibouti

1.Points of Interests

Djibouti City, Lac Assal, Lac Abbe, Whale-shark Spotting, Goda Mountains

2.Climate

Extremely hot and particularly arid between June and August when the dusty Khamsin blows from the desert.  Between October and April it is slightly cooler with occasional light rain; however, there is generally less than 150mm of rainfall annually.

3.Transportation

Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport (JIB) is the major airport. Djibouti-based Daallo Airlines operates flights to a handful of destinations, including Dubai, Jaddah and Nairobi. Besides, Air France is also an alternative option.

4.Currency

The Djibouti Franc (DJF) is the national currency of Djibouti. Visa credit cards are widely accepted at upmarket retails and ATMs. Travellers are also welcome to use US dollar and Euro in Djibouti.

5.Travel Tips

• High cost of living

• One of the safest destinations in Africa as their security services are strict 

• Remain polite and calm if questioned by police officers

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Eritrea

1.Points of Interests

Art Deco Architecture, Massawa Old Town, Keren Camel Market, Tank Graveyard, Qohaito

2.Climate

Eritrea can be visited throughout the year because the country can be divided into 3 major zones: the central highlands, the coastal regions and the western lowlands, each region has its different climate pattern. Asmara enjoys a pleasant climate all year round. The rainy season for Asmara and the western lowlands is both from March to early September. The best time to travel to the coast is between February to April and it will be extremely hot if travel during the summer time. 

3.Transportation

Asmara International Airport (ASM) is the main airport of the country. Airlines operating flights to Eritrea include Egyptair, Flydubai, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines.

4.Currency

The Eritrea Nakfa (ERN) is the national currency of Eritirea. Credit card and traveller cheque are not accepted and cash is the only way to go.

5.Travel Tips

• Be aware of travel restriction, visitors are requested to provide travel permits when going to some archaeological and historical sites and such documents is impossible to get without a travel agency or local contact