Surf in solitude in Mozambique, go hiking in Kurdistan or bumble through Spain in a 2CV … we round up the best new adventures for 2015
Hard-pushed to pinpoint it on a map? You’re not alone. On the Horn of Africa, bordered by Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia, this tiny country is hardly on the tourist radar. But its lunar-like landscape, sculpted by volcanic activity and wind erosion and punctuated by salt lakes, where nomadic tribes still roam, makes a great setting for an adventure. Visitors can kayak or snorkel from the former beachside capital, Tadjoura, explore villages and waterfalls in the Goda mountains and kick back in Djibouti City, once a sleepy French outpost, now a lively port town. Explore has a new 12-day trip toEthiopia and Djibouti for £2,676, including flights and most meals. It’s not the cheapest place for independent travel, but there are some great places to stay (see lonelyplanet.com). Ethiopian Air has flights from Heathrow via Addis Ababa for about £500.