The Port of Djibouti is a hot dry place, especially in the summer, but a coastal breeze softens the heat. The rainy season lasts from October to April, when temperatures are cooler. Visitors will enjoy the beaches on the eastern shore and the beautiful Kempinski Palace, a 5-star hotel and resort.
Unfortunately, the political situation in Ethiopia makes travel to Djibouti very risky. The US Department of State warns that driving in Djibouti can be dangerous due to their lack of development, use by pedestrians and animals, and the large number of disabled vehicles on the road.
The State Department warns US travelers to exercise caution in any remote area in Djibouti near its borders, particularly to the southern border with Somalia, an extremely dangerous country for US citizens. Further, there is civil unrest due to high energy prices and power outages. The State Department advises extreme caution when considering seaborne travel in East Africa, as there have been recent attacks by “pirates” on ships passing the Horn of Africa.