The Horn of Africa

horn-of-AfricaThe Horn of Africa is located in East Africa between Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somaliland and Somalia. The area was known by the time of ancient Egypt, Cleopatra used to buy incense in Punt the land of God, today called Horn of Africa. The Horn Africa is also the route of Patrol between Middle East and Europe, it is a strategic place for ships. The area became important after the opening of Suez Canal.

The most ethnical population of Horn of Africa are the Somali, the Afar and the Oromo people. The inhabitants of the region are friendly and they dress cloths with many different colors. Islam is the most religion in the region.

The landscape in Horn of Africa is completely different from the landscape of many African countries, it is desert area different from the Sahara and it is beautiful for hiking and trekking. The region of the Horn of Africa is geology paradise, it is located in the triple junctions between the Somali plate, the Arabian plate and the famous African plate or the Nubian plate, which is the famous Rift Valley. Except Somalia and Eritrea for now, most of tours are organized between Djibouti, Somaliland and Ethiopia for security reason. The tours start in Djibouti or in Ethiopia because there is no direct International flight to Somaliland expect from Djibouti and Addis Abeba.

Right now, it is not possible to cross the border between Djibouti and Eritrea and between Ethiopia and Eritrea. You need to fly to Sanaa and from Sanaa to Asmara and all the tours in Eritrea starts and finish at the airport!

The most visited sites are the two lakes in Djibouti (Lac Abbeh and Lac Assal), Laas geel in Somaliland and Keren, Asmara and Massawa in Eritrea. But Ethiopia is big and the country has many interesting sites to offer. Visiting Ethiopia, Somaliland, Djibouti and Eritrea with BAMBU Service Touristik gives you the best prices and best services available in East Africa tours market. Instead of dealing with 4 different companies in 4 countries, you deal with only one company for 4 countries!

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