Djibouti - Profile
- Djibouti used to be a convenient port of call for both east or westbound yachts. Those bound for the Mediterranean arrive in Djibouti during the NE monsoon, mainly between January and March.
- The French maintain a naval base in the port which means that provisioning is good, better than Aden, although more expensive.
- Repair facilities for yachts are rather limited, although there are a few workshops capable of carrying out simple repairs.
Current security advice is to check an travel advisory site such as the UK FCO website for the latest travel advice.
The combined threat assessment of the international Naval Counter Piracy Forces remains that all sailing yachts under their own passage should remain out of the designated High Risk Area or face the risk of being hijacked and held hostage for ransom.
Sailing within 1,000 miles of the Somalian coast is not advisable.
Last updated April 2016.
It can be very hot, especially from June to August, when temperatures can reach 112°F (45°C). The khamsin wind blows from the desert bringing dust. October to April is a little cooler and the winds are mostly easterly.
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