Places to Visit in Assamo, Ali Sabieh, Djibouti, Africa

Places to Visit in Assamo, Ali Sabieh, Djibouti, Africa

Assamo or Ina ‘Assamo, is a town located in the Ali Sabieh Region of the African country, Djibouti, between 10°59′00″ N latitude and 42°50′00″ E longitude, about 110 km south of Djibouti City, the capital of Djibouti. It lies at an altitude of 757 meters, experiencing hot summers and cool winters. Assamo houses many natural tourist attractions that draw tourists from all around the nation.


History of Assamo:

Along with the rest of Djibouti, Assamo came under the rule of Ifat Sultanate and Adal Sultanate during the Middle Ages. Assamo also saw the French rule in the first half of the 20th century as a part of the French Somaliland protectorate. There is also a historic fort constructed by the French Army, located on mountain top.


How to reach Assamo?

Assamo is served by Djibouti–Ambouli International Airport with international flights from Paris, Berbera, Jeddah, Mogadishu, Addis Ababa, Dire Dawa, Ta’izz, Dubai, Jeddah, Hargeisa, Nairobi, Doha, Istanbul, Sana’a and Mogadishu. The airport is located around 100 km away from Assamo which can be crossed by bus or airport taxi. It is advised for visitors to book a private transfer prior to reaching the airport for comfort and convenient airport travel.

The local transportation of Assamo is catered by minibuses and rental vehicles.


Food and shopping in Assamo:

There are few modernized shopping options in Assamo but one can find many traditional shopping options with a wide selection of locally produced colorful handicraft products, art and craftworks, shoes and clothes. As like shops, upgraded restaurants are also few in Assamo. So, one can drive towards the capital, Djibouti City for more facilitated shopping and restaurant options.


Things to do in Assamo:

  • Hiking
  • Shopping
  • vale tours


Places to see in Assamo:


Assamo Fort:

Assamo is home to a historic fort dating from the French rule in the country. It is situated on a mountain top, frequented by nature lovers and adventure sport lovers during summer months.


Ali Sabieh:

Ali Sabieh is the 2nd largest city of Djibouti, situated around 20 km away from Assamo, known for Ali Sabieh Mountain and also houses two sports stadiums including soccer fields. Ali Sabieh can be reached by rental vehicle from Assamo.


Djibouti City:

The capital of Djibouti, Djibouti City is situated around 110 km away from Assamo. Being the country capital, Djibouti City houses all types of tourist attractions, entertainment centres and restaurants and cafes. Some recommended places to visit in Djibouti City are the Port of Djibouti, the Saoudi Mosque, the Café de la Gare, the Lagarde Park and the Presidential Palace of Djibouti.


List of other places of interest in Assamo includes:

  • La Place du 27 Juin
  • The Place Mahamoud-Harbi
  • Djibouti Palace Kempinski
  • University of Djibouti
  • Mosquée Saoudi
  • The Djibouti National Assembly
  • Khor Ambado Beach
  • ISSS Faculty of Medicine
  • Port of Djibouti
  • Djibouti Kitesurf
  • Grande Pecherie
  • Dolphin Excursions Djibouti
  • Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport
  • Place Menelik


Best time to visit Assamo:

The best time to visit Assamo is from May to September while the weather remains dry.


Accommodation options in Assamo:

It is difficult to find modernized hotels in Assamo, so visitors can refer hotels of Djibouti City (around 110 km) for accommodation purpose and to make memorable. Djibouti City houses around 40 hotels including budget and high end hotels. The prominent hotels in Assamo and Djibouti City are given below:

  • Hotel Menelik
  • Djibouti Palace Kempinski
  • Sheraton Djibouti Hotel
  • Les Acacias Hotel Djibouti
  • Lagon Bleu Village
  • Hotel la Siesta
  • Auberge le Heron
  • Hotel Bellevue
  • Hotel Dar Es Salam
  • Hotel Residence de l’Europe
  • Hotel Horseed
  • Residence Hotel Bellevue
  • Imperial Resort And Red Sea Hotel

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