Moucha Island (Djibouti)

Moucha Island Travel Guide and Trip Resources


Ryan Kilpatrick

Djiboutian paradise

Moucha Island is an island off the capital of DjiboutiOnly one resort (which gets mixed reviews)
Fantastic empty white beachesNot the most straightforward country to travel to
Diving to the coral reefSafety issues in Djibouti proper

The writer of this review was offered a choice. Visit the (in his opinion not too appealing) capital of Djibouti and write a review about it, or make a stop in Moucha Island in front of the coast instead. It was an easy choice, obviously.

Right in the heart of the Gulf of Tadjoura (that connects to the Gulf of Aden) in front of Djibouti's coast, this island can be reached in just over half an hour by ferry from the port in the country's capital. The island is small (1.6 by 2.4 kilometers according to Wikipedia) and has only 20 inhabitants, but in that tiny space it fits the kind of scenery that you don't typically associate with this part of the world.

The arid scenery inland is not that magnificent, but the spotless and empty white beaches and turquoise waters in front of it are like none other. The coral reef around it completes the picture and makes for excellent diving. There is one resort/hotel on the island (Lagoon Bleu) which gets mixed reviews. [Review by travelindicator]


Key info

  • Moucha Island is a region in Djibouti. It is situated at an altitude of 33ft and the best airport to fly into is JIB (Ambouli, Djibouti)
  • The main spoken language here is French / Arabic, and the average English skill is low
  • The currency used in Djibouti is the Djiboutian franc (DJF)

Moucha Island Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
84 86 88 91 97 100 104 102 99 93 90 86

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
0.2 0.4 0.7 0.6 0.3 0 0 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.2

More Moucha Island travel resources

The Wikitravel isn't really helpul, but whatever. What is helpful however, is Travelling Chitalian and Travel the whole world.


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