Swim with Whale Sharks in Djibouti

Free dive and snorkel with the biggest fish in the sea, the whale shark, and explore the little known country of Djibouti.

Swim with Whale Sharks in Djibouti

Swim with Whale Sharks in Djibouti

This epic, pioneering safari takes you to Djibouti – a place few have heard of, and fewer can pin-point on a map. Djibouti is in Northeast Africa, and is one of the best places in the world to free dive with whale sharks. Guided by professional wildlife photographer, Joshua Barton, delve into the clear depths of the Gulf of Tadjoura to swim with the world’s largest fish. You will also explore some beautiful coral reefs, enjoy some secluded beaches, and venture through Djibouti City. Take a day to explore the second lowest depression on the face of the earth, Lac Assal; a saline lake which lies at an astounding 155 metres below sea level.

Text

Your guide on this safari: Joshua Barton

Joshua Barton is an avid, widely published underwater photographer who keenly explores the coasts and islands of the world for new locations and great sea life encounters. Taking the time to scout new locations, gathering information from locals, scientists, and like-minded adventurers, Joshua has developed a knowledge base of diverse locations and the best times and ways to visit, for the best encounters. From Central Madagascar to North Sumatra, Southern Ethiopia to North-east India Joshua has searched for and found outstanding locations for pristine wildlife encounters and photography.

Image

Text

joshua barton

In 2016, Joshua's group with NWS clients were the first non-professionals to photograph transient orcas underwater off the coast of Sri Lanka – and among the first anywhere in the world to do so. Joshua works with his expedition clients to guide them in using the right equipment and the right camera settings, and finding the right moments and perspectives to get the shots that his clients come across the world to capture. Joshua has been published in National Geographic Traveller, Sanctuary Magazine, Saevus, International Wildlife and many other periodicals, as well as over 50 newspapers or their online versions across the world.

Cta Grid

Djibouti Whale Shark Safari Quick Facts

Duration

This safari is 6 days long and departs on in December & Jan.

Price

From £3,345 per person, excluding international flights

When to go

This is a small group departure which departs on Dec 17, 2016 & Jan 3, 2017.

See Detailed Itinerary

FIND OUT MORE OR BOOK

For details on our exclusive pioneering safari to Djibouti to swim with whale sharks, fill out our quick contact form by clicking the button below.

Contact Us

Find out more about this itinerary

Let us know your travel requirements below and one of our specialists will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

By submitting this form, you confirm that you have read and agreed to our privacy policy.

Please note that if you are already subscribed to our mailing list, leaving the field 'I would like to receive emails about trip offers and availability updates' blank will not remove you from the mailing list. This must be done via the unsubscribe button on the emails you receive.

We are wildlife specialists, not led by commissions but instead by putting people in the right place at the right time. When you get in touch you’ll discover what makes our trips so different. Our award winning safaris can’t be replicated by other companies. A destination specialist will be in touch; we don’t do hard sales but you will get plenty of inspiration and advice, as well as help creating your next trip.