Like a couple of other forum posters, I am hoping to organise a whale shark snorkelling trip and an overnight trip to Lac Abbe and Lac Assal during my upcoming (very soon!) stay in Djibouti. I'm a solo traveller arriving on 5 January 2014 and I only have a short time in the country, so ideally I'd like to do these activities sometime over 6-8 January.
I've contacted Dolphin Excursions, Lagon Bleu and Agence Safar, and they don't have anything that exactly lines up with these dates (though Dolphin may have something on an alternate day), and I can't afford a private tour. I really need to be able to join an existing group or form a group at short notice.
I'm wondering if there are lots of local tour operators that I could just organise something with at the last minute once I'm in the country (i.e. turn up and book something for the following day)? Or are their limited tour operators and tour groups departing at this time? I've noticed that there are not a lot of operators with websites/online contact details, so it is a bit hard to tell.
If anyone has any insight about this - or if you are interested in forming a group for a whale shark excursion or overnight trip to Lac Abbe and Lac Assal (or another similar day/overnight trip) between 6 and 8 January or sometime around then, please let me know!