Djibouti Food and Culture

Djibouti offers camel meat, sushi, lobster, steaks and fish with fresh beers. Many tourist traps are available to eat and drink. In case you have interest in local cuisine, you need to spend more bucks. But the food is really delicious and the experience is really amazing that you’ll remember for a long time.

Ethiopian Community Center provides a wide variety of flares which are affordable, safe and tasty. An average price on a local meal with drink is $4. However, the price may vary in different tourist traps. If you have a tight budget, ensure to consider this aspect very seriously. It is better to ask from your guide about the available traps. Even you should not hesitate to ask about affordable traps from hotel staff.

Locals of Djibouti are friendly and ready to help you with each minor and major concern. Get in touch with them and find available food options.


The culture of Djibouti is ethnically diverse because of its planned location for commerce. Djibouti’s 60 percent population is Somali, 35 percent is French, Afar and Arab, and remaining is of minorities. Djibouti is also known as ‘Narco-State’.

The Afar: The tribe is also called as Danakil. The Afar is further divided into two subgroups: the Adaemara (white ones) and the Asaemara (red ones). It is a powerful and admirable group.

The Issa-Somali: It was first reached to Africa approximately in 1200 CE and around 1550 CE to Somali inhabitants.


Djibouti has fauna and flora in its landscape with forests. In fauna and flora, you can find various species of northern part of Djibouti. Such species include olive trees and boxwood which are 60% of the total identity of species.

Facts and Figures

Land Area: 23,000 square kilometers

Population: 906,000 (2011)

Weather: Arid, Hot and Humid

Airport/Railway: Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport (JIB) / Djibouti–Ethiopian Railway

Bus Stops: Buses function from Djibouti to most of the villages and cities of the country.

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