Important Informations - OTHERS IMPORTANT INFOS


Djibouti currency
The currency in Djibouti is the Djibouti Franc (DJF) and it is attached to the dollar since the 60’s, which means that the rate never changed since that year: 1$ = 177 DJF. But the rate of euro varies according to the market.

Ethiopia currency
The currency in Ethiopia is the Ethiopian Birr (ETB) and the rate of dollar and euro vary according to the market.

Somaliland currency
The currency of Somaliland is the Somaliland Shilling (Shilling Land) and the rate of dollar varies according to the market. It is easier to use and exchange dollars than euro in Somaliland.

Eritrea currency
The currency of Eritrea is the Nakfa and the rate of dollar and euro vary according to the market.

“It is recommended to use dollars in Horn of Africa”

  • Pictures (It’s been said: “ONE’S PICTURE = ONE’S SOUL”)

It is forbidden to photograph military and governmental facilities!!!
It is also forbidden to photograph people without their consents and agreement, especially Muslim women in Djibouti and Somaliland. But with small tips you can negotiate nice pictures of East African people!!!

Local time

The local time in Horn of Africa is the same in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somaliland.

  • + 3h GMT
  • +1 hour in summer time in Europe
  • +2 hours in winter time for European

Electric usage

  • 220 volts

International telephone code


  • 00253 + 21 + numbers in Djibouti town
  • 00253 + 27 + numbers out of Djibouti town
  • 00253 + 77 + numbers for cell phones


  • 00251 + 11 + numbers in Addis Abeba
  • 00251 + 911 + numbers for cell phones


  • 00252 + 2 + numbers in all Somaliland
  • 00252 + 63 + numbers for cell phones Telsom


  • 00291 + 1 + numbers in all Eritrea
  • 00252 + 7 + numbers for cell phones

Tips (“Well done services deserve TIPS”)
Money or Gifts is up to you to give what you would like but it is always better to offer books, pens and pencils for kinds, cloths and painkillers for adults in villages rather than money! But please tipping money the staff in restaurants, hotels and tours.