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Very hot and desolate salt lake.

After waiting for on hour, Ali and his driver in a Land Cruiser finally picked us up at 9 AM. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gene J
Silver Spring, Maryland
Fantastic experience

I followed the footsteps of the great explorer Wilfred Thesiger with my own camel and a guide. An... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
Patricia T
Cairo, Egypt
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Lac Assal is 150m (492ft) below sea level, and is an aquatic wilderness surrounded by dormant volcanoes and black lava fields. The lake is a one-day trip on the tarmac road west from the capital. You will pass Lac Goubet on the way, a seawater loch...more
| Central Region of Dijbouti, Djibouti, Djibouti
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After waiting for on hour, Ali and his driver in a Land Cruiser finally picked us up at 9 AM. We departed the old city of Djibouti for the extended port area in the western suburbs. Truck depots and containers go on for miles as...More

Thank Gene J
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

I followed the footsteps of the great explorer Wilfred Thesiger with my own camel and a guide. An experience never to be forgotten, I think different to the regular tourist way of getting there by road. The heat is overwhelming, and the view of the...More

2  Thank Patricia T
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Loved our visit to Lac Assal! The road trip there was filled with beautiful scenery making the drive fly by. And the white salt beaches made this place one of the top highlights of Djibouti 🇩🇯 Top Tip: Aim to arrive for 3:30-4pm to avoid...More

1  Thank devonsteeves
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Took a day trip with friends to Lac Assal and totally blown away! The drive there had tons of beautiful scenery but the endless white salt beach and clear water was truly incredible. Best tip I can share is arrange your arrival time for around...More

1  Thank GlobalDegree
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Very nice place to visit. Definitely recommended to visitors. Alot of interesting views of the desert and the lake.

1  Thank jllazaga
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Well worth the 1.5 hr drive from Djibouti City. You will drive through areas that look more lunar or Martian than anything you’ve seen on earth. It is such a bizarre landscape. We saw many camel, donkeys, wild goats and either 3 dik dik or...More

1  Thank davidoloughlin88
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Great experience and visit. the water is beautiful but keep it out of you mouth unless you want to taste the saltiest thing on earth.

Thank Regi M
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Beautiful place and a real oddity. Loved the crunching of salt under my feet as I walked down the salt flat and into the water. Floated really well too - very similar to the Dead Sea. Top tip though - bring some water-boots or Teva...More

1  Thank bkerr1980
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Although Djibouti is a dive and not a nice place at all lake assal takes you out out that zone and you could be a at a expensive resort whilst being here, really nice stop with the lads and a nice area

1  Thank southerntez
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Took a day and drove out to the lake... simply awesome.. gotta go of you have the chance. Drive is though the countryside and no problems getting there.

2  Thank 842glennk
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Response from 842glennk | Reviewed this property |
Be wary of using this type service.. usual is a scam. Most hotels will aid in getting a tour with a respectable company.
5 May 2018|
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Response from Magdalena K | Reviewed this property |
I hope it not toooooo late :) bambutour Great experience
30 November 2017|
Response from charlier83_12 |
I have been quoted $375 for the two days