Most people wouldn’t be able to place Djibouti on a map, let alone know it is the best place in the world for swimming with whale sharks. Djibouti is a safe haven, offering incredible marine life and fascinating landscapes, from its saline lakes to extinct volcanoes. This safari focusses on getting you out to free dive with the whale sharks during the best season to see them. Whilst we never guarantee sightings, your chances are high as this is when the whale sharks are easily found swimming parallel to the shore. Guided by Joshua Barton, a wildlife photographer who knows this area better than anyone, you’ll enjoy expert photographic advice as well! Optionally, spend a day on a safari to Lac Assal, which is a saline lake 155 metres below sea level and a wonderful excursion to see more of Djibouti.
What makes this trip extraordinary
Right place, right time for the best opportunity to swim and snorkel with whale sharks in the world, with great visibility
- Guided by professional wildlife photographer Joshua Barton
Snorkelling with the world’s largest fish
Stay in luxurious accommodation in Djibouti City, exploring and sampling its delicious local cuisine
Head to the best place in the world for swimming with whale sharks for the ultimate underwater photography adventure.