Hanle Plain Djibouti

Hanle Plain Djibouti

Adjacent to the Goba’ad Plain, the ecosystem is similar.  The lowland valley is surrounded by steep mountains and populated by several small freshwater lakes.  It’s another great place for bird lovers with the chance to see Egyptian Goose, black crake, and the three-banded plover.

The Hanle plain has a comparable biotope which constitutes expansive alluvial gloom with broad low blend acacia scour, shallow channels, and tremendous sand mats scattered low slopes circumscribed by soak-sided mountains.

Hanle including Galafi, Daoudaoua, and Gagade fields hold ostrich reproducing little populace and the freshwater zones bolster little quantities of rearing water flying xcreatures, for example, goad winged plover, three grouped plover, dark crake, and Egyptian goose. What’s more, the zone is known as the main Djibouti record since quite a while ago followed cormorant, malachite kingfisher, and white-browed coucal. In a few little places, the zone bolsters perpetual freshwater that holds vast stands of doum palm Hyphaene, for example, Hyphaene and patches of bog.

Hanle plain has become a breeding site for bird species in Djibouti and this is one of the areas where active birding activities are done during your visit to Djibouti.

The main activity in the Hanle plains is birding safaris and exploring the lakes of Assal and Abbe located in the desert of Djibouti.

How to get to Hanle plains Djibouti

Hanle together with Lake Assal Crater Lake is located in central-western Djibouti. It is located at the western end of the Gulf of Tadjoura in the Tadjoura Region, touching Dikhil Region, at the top of the Great Rift Valley, some 120 km west of Djibouti city.

Best time to visit Hanle plains Djibouti

Travelers should visit between November to February as there is exceptional birding and it’s also the best time to visit for whale-shark and manta-ray encounters. This can give you a perfect combination of birding safari and diving together other areas of interest includes Lake Assal and Abbe which are incredible sources of water for birdlife.

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