Djibouti is located
in Eastern Africa, bordering the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea on the east,
Eritrea to the north, Ethiopia to the north and northwest and Somalia to the
The country can be divided into three regions; the coastal
plain and volcanic plateaus in the central and southern parts of the country
and the mountain ranges in the north.
Much of the country is vast
wastelands with virtually no arable
|Africa Guide's recommended book
||Lonely Planet: Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti
(amazon.com) - USA (amazon.co.uk) - UK
by Frances Linzee Gordon
guide explores the region's national parks, historical sites, tribal villages,
modern cities and old monasteries. It contains practical advice for independent
travellers, covering getting around and where to stay. It also offers details
of the region's tribes and languages.