Djibouti: Afar Village of Sagallo

About a quarter of the Djibouti population are ethnic Afar people (more of them live in the neighboring Ethiopia). For the most part the Afar live just like they did centuries ago – nomads moving is hot desert with mobile round homes made of sticks and skins transported on camels. A large settlement of Afar is located along the coast near the former Sagallo village in the north of Djibouti – traditional round huts, goats running around, camels slowly walking in the desert, and colorfully-dressed women near their huts. The backdrop is that of spectacular mountains and desert landscape.