Djibouti: Grand Barra Desert

To the west of Djibouti City and the massive port lies a large sandy desert – Grand Barra – on the way to Lake Abbé on the border with Ethiopia. A vast flat sand expanse gradually changes into hills and rock formations. Two gazelles lives here – Thompson’s Gazelle and the Giraffe Gazelle. The latter is rare but quite amazing – sort of a miniature giraffe that can run fast. The desert is an old seabed so you can see tiny petrified shells everywhere.