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Day Forest National Park (French: Parc national de la Forêt de Day) is Djibouti's only national park. While Djibouti is only known for its strategic location (hence the reason it exists), this park contains canyons that tower around 1000 metres from the surrounding landscape, trees over 25 metres in a semi-desert landscape, the country's only forest, and may change your opinion on Djibouti.




Flora and fauna[edit]


Get in[edit]

Fees and permits[edit]

The park is only open during the day.

Get around[edit]

Map of Day Forest National Park


There isn't a whole lot of online information available about this park. Use this guide at your own discretion.

  • The various canyons in the park that lie between the Goda Mountains.
  • Day Forest. The park's main attraction in the southeastern corner of the park that, in theory, highlights the vegetation of the Sahara and the Arabian Peninsula a few thousand years ago. However, due to climate change, the forest is only a fraction of what it was. In addition, you need to trek to visit this forest.
  • Mount Goda at 1753 m is one of Djibouti's highest peaks.



There are no shops of any kind in the park.

Eat, drink and sleep[edit]

There are no restaurants, bars, pubs or hotels within this park.

There are, however, traditional huts that provide food and accommodation, though will need to be arranged in advance. These are usually found in the park's western end, but are only connected to RN12 by a single unpaved road.

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