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What to do in Djibouti: The country with the saltiest lake in the world

Country that is home to one of the saltiest lakes in the world, Lake Assal! Djibouti may be small, but it is rich in unique experiences. We cannot fail to mention Day National Park, with its incredible wildlife and stunning landscapes. There is also Djibouti City, with its charming architecture and vibrant markets. And, of course, Lake Abbe, one of the most surreal places on Earth, which looks like a scene from another planet. And did we mention the saltiest lake in the world? Yes, Lake Assal, where even a stone floats!

The local currency is the Djibouti Franc and the official languages are Arabic and French. For Brazilians, a visa is required to enter the country.

Djibouti is a republic, where the President has executive power. The country's economy is heavily based on services related to the country's strategic location and free trade zone status. In socioeconomic terms, Djibouti still faces challenges, with a large part of the population living in poverty.


Traveling to Djibouti can vary a lot depending on your travel style, but in general, it is a relatively economical trip within the country, but getting there from Brazil ends up costing a good amount of money, the best route is the one we took through Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.


Now, the truth about our saltiest lake: Lake Assal. It is the third saltiest lake in the world, behind only Don Juan Pond in Antarctica and Lake Gaet'ale in Ethiopia. But, it is the saltiest hot water and the main source of salt for local residents.

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