Why Djibouti Safaris are truly unique
Djibouti may be small, but it most certainly packs a punch. Squeezed onto the Horn of Africa, the Republic of Djibouti, as it is officially known, lies between Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia. Despite its neighbours having had their political difficulties in recent years, Djibouti is remarkably welcoming. On the whole, it is a country that is more often than not totally overlooked by safari-goers so you will be one of very few who have experienced this unique country. For those who are interested in the weird and wonderful, there is a whole host of landscapes and wildlife to be discovered in this intriguing destination; some of the landscapes and plants here have even been used as other-worldly species in blockbuster films!
Valentine’s day marks not only that spring is on the way but a time in which many birds are preparing for the mating season. Like us, numerous bird species form lifelong bonds with their partners. This is because unlike many mammals, most birds produce only one brood a year which requires an extensive period of time to incubate and care for.
Although only serially monogamous, one of the world’s largest birds, the mighty emperor penguin, make doting and longstanding parents. Emperor’s are devoted partners, splitting the responsibilities of looking after their lone and very vulnerable egg. After the egg is laid, females will leave to feed and fatten in the open ocean. The remaining male will spend the four freezing months of Antarctica winter huddles of hundreds, protecting their young at all costs in temperatures dropping below -30 degrees.
On our incredible Emperor Penguins & The South Pole safari you can witness the breeding grounds of these giant yet gentle birds for yourself, all at the very bottom of the earth. Click the link in our bio for more information.
Image courtesy of Wichaway Camp.
Djibouti is filled with obscure landscapes and home to some fascinating wildlife,