A small country located in the horn of Africa, Djibouti makes up for its size with its culture, beauty and unique geological traits. Djibouti is ideal for the nature explorers, offering rare landscapes, beaches and lakes. Visit Lake Assal in central western Djibouti. Considered a national treasure, the lake contains the world’s largest salt reserve and is a very scenic spot in the Dankal Desert. In the capital Djibouti, head to the European quarter for a glimpse into everyday life here and grab a bite at one of several restaurants serving international dishes infused with local cuisine.