My first introduction to Camp Lemonier Djibouti Africa was an assault of hot sticky air as I got off the plane. It’s a different kind of heat that I’ve never experience before. The shade is just as hot as standing out in the full sun. The humidity is a different kind of humidity than that of the Midwest and east coast US, it’s hard to explain.
The camp is small, everything is easily walkable, although at times the heat does detour me from wanting to walk some distances, hopefully that will change in time and season. The nights do cool a little, maybe 5 degrees or so.
My living conditions are interesting and small, but very well air conditioned. I do have a room mate, so far we get along great! We will be together as room mates the majority of the time. Of course the bathroom and showers are about 200 ft away, and laundry is about 800 ft away.
Some of the rooms are very well decorated outside and add some life to the landscape.
The little bit of wildlife on base are quite small, the crows are half the size of US crows and have a brown and gray neck. The pigeons are spotted, and the gecko that I did see quickly was a decent sized. Apparently there are mongoose and snakes on base also, I haven’t seen any yet.