Day Forest National Park, Djibouti

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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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  • 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 dead...  more »
  • I knew this forest, the big dead trees that we see in the picture were alive it was the arrival point of the French army, time when Djibouti was french territory in 1977, the forest was beautiful so I do not know what they did the ' money that were intended to protect and magnify this forest that disappears because it serves only to make leather the stew of its inhabitants apparently ... I'm not happy at all
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  • Day forest national park sure is worth a visit when in Djibouti. Awesome landscapes and with a bit of luck stunning colours of the vegetation blooming all around. Try to visit the mountain village Banquale and ask for Fatouma the lady running much of the handicraft business(es) here. But be sure you come with qualified guides/drivers.
  • Come here to see the Hemprich's hornbill. I was told that this is the only place in Djibouti to see the Hemprich's hornbill A long and VERY BUMPY road to come here, but it was very interesting
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