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Moucha Island is a coral island in the Gulf of Tadjoura, just off the shores of Djibouti. Its total length is no more than 3 km, and it is surrounded by Maskali Island, a bunch of tiny islands and a coral reef. Together, these are sometimes called the Moucha Islands and are known for their diving opportunities, as well as for swimming, snorkelling and fishing activities.
It's about a 30 to 45 minute boat ride to the islands from the Port of Djibouti. Many visitors head to the island with a small private or chartered boat, but there is also a ferry connection from the Port. The fare shouldn't be more than a couple francs.
As the islands are small and mostly undeveloped, the way to get around is by foot.
As the islands are a rather popular day trip for Djibouti middle class, a few outdoor places to eat and drink are usually available.
There aren't really any sleeping facilities available, but it is not unusual for visitors to bring some camping stuff and stay on the islands overnight.