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Day Forest National Park, Djibouti

#5 of 10 in Things to do in Djibouti
Mountain · Hidden Gem · Forest
Explore the largest forest in country, Day Forest National Park--known for gigantic trees reaching 20 m (66 ft) in height and endemic species of birds. Surrounded by semi-desert landscape, these forests of East African junipers, olives, and camphor bushes (sometimes reaching 6 m [20 ft]) grow in abundance as the altitude rises. Observe the endemic Djibouti francolin bird and Djibouti sunbird, found only in the park. The dry forest and scarcity of green vegetation creates a desert-like ambiance. Plan your Day Forest National Park visit and explore what else you can see and do in Djibouti using our Djibouti trip planner.
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  • This park is a beautiful mixture of terrains. Some is desert and some is beautiful 1000 meter high canyons. Greenery is everywhere but most of the trees are in the canyon areas. This park is best...  more »
  • Sadly something, whether climate change, over grazing or pollution from across the Red Sea has destroyed this once verdant green place. All that is left are a few struggling remnants and a lot of...  more »
  • Nice place, but I hit that Djibouti from the back
  • pretty lit

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