Grand Bara, Djibouti 

The Grand Bara desert is a remain of the lake beds which dried up to form large arid plains in the middle of Djibouti that distinguished the boundary of the volcanic part from the sedimentary portion. The clay soil created here has poor drainage which causes water to accumulate at the region during the rains. This accumulation of water results in the growth of grasses.

Djibouti has few tarmac roads averaging to 2,900 kilometers. Less than half of these roads are functional during all times of the year. A path of about 40 kilometres long crossing Grand Bara was put up in 1981. This road created a link between the capital of Djibouti and the south.

Epic Djbouti Culture & Adventure Route © Monika Newbound

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