The Danakil and Erta Ale Volcano
Danakil Depression, Afar Zone 2, Afar, Ethiopia
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Danakil Depression in Northern Ethiopia falls away to Eritrea and the coast of the red sea. This arid area, where rocky wilderness is interspersed with small oases and occasional saltpans is some of the cruelest land in Ethiopia. Water is scarce and midday temperatures can reach 40 degrees Celsius, while falling to near freezing at night. Hardy afar camel herders and trader’s crisscross the land just as their fathers did before them, and visitors with a local guide and a reliable 4×4 vehicle can visit the salt flats to see some of the wildlife, including zebra and wild ass that has adapted to the harsh conditions.

The Danakil Depression is one of the lowest points on the earth not covered by water. It is one of the most forbidding and inhospitable landscapes in the world. However, it is starkly dramatic with a beauty and appeal of its own.  Erta Ale is an active volcanic with eruptions during 120 years.

DAY 1-DEPARTURE FROM YOUR HOME COUNTRY

DAY 2- CITY TOUR OF ADDIS ABABA

You arrive at Bole International airport in Addis Ababa where you will be met and taken to your hotel for check in and some time to rest. We start the city tour with a visit to the National archeological museum where we see Lucy and other archeological collections. We have lunch at the Lucy restaurant before we head to the Ethnographic museum, also known as the ‘Institute of Ethiopian studies. After a taste of the Ethiopian coffee, we drive back to your hotel through Churchill Avenue, passing through the railway station and Meskel square where the Ethiopians celebrate Meskel festival, the finding of the True Cross, every year in September.

Overnight at Nexus Hotel or similar

DAY 3- FLY TO MEKELLE

In the early morning we fly to Mekelle where you will be met by your guide and taken to your hotel. We   begin our day with a visit to the spectacular open market at Adihaki where people sell salt bars that they get from the Danakil.

We make a visit the palace of Yohannes IV. This is Mekelle’s oldest royal house and was built during the emperor’s reign (1872-1889). The palace, situated in a compound behind a double rounded wall, is actually two buildings facing each other. The museum has in its collection the incredible throne of the emperor from 1874, the royal bed, ceremonial dress, rifles and many other valuable items of Ethiopian heritage.

You may also visit the modern Martyr’s monument of the TPLF where you will learn more about the socio-economic and bloody struggle of the people of Tigrai in order to eradicate the military dictatorship regime of Mengistu. We have dinner in one of the restaurants in town before we return to the hotel.

Overnight at Planet Hotel or similar

DAY 4- DRIVE TO HAMED ELA

We make an early morning drive to the Danakil depression through the highlands at Desiea forest where you will be on the top of the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley overlooking the Danakil depression. Your drive will take you through the villages of the Tigrian people on the highlands and the villages of the Afar people down below the escarpment. In the afternoon we arrive at Hamed Ela, the nearest village to the Dallol. We settle our camp and take a rest before we drive to Lake Asale, the salt lake from which salt caravans transport the salt bars on their camels and donkeys.

Overnight at camping

 DAY 5- DRIVE TO DALLOL AND SALT CARAVANS AT LAKE ASSALE

We drive to Dallol crossing the Lake Assale in the morning. We leave the cars at the foot of the Dallol and walk for about 30 to 45 minutes to see the magnificent colors of minerals covering the surface. We spend the day walking around the Dallol and return to Hamed Ela late in the afternoon for dinner and overnight. In the evening we take a short walk with the salt caravans who would start leaving the salt lake for the highlands using the moon light.

Overnight at camping

 DAY 6-DRIVE TO MOUNT ERTA ALE

We drive to Kursewad, a small village of the Afars, from where we will collect camels and porters for our trip to the active volcanoes at Era Ale. It is a short drive to the foot of Mt. Erta Ale, where we will leave the cars as the temperature drops and ride the camels or walk to the top of Erta Ale (3 to 4 hours walk). Arrival at Erta Ale will be in the evening and we will have a great view of the active volcanoes in the dark.

Overnight at camping

 DAY 7- DRIVE TO LAKE AFDERA

Lake Afrera (also transliterated as Lake Afdera) is a hyper saline lake in northern Ethiopia. It is located in the Afar Region and is one of the lakes of the Danakil Depression. According to its entry in Lake net, it has a surface area of 100 km2 (39 sq mi), although another source states the area is 12,500 hectares. An unconfirmed report gives its depth as 160 m (525 ft); the lake is fed by underground streams and it is the source of salt for the locals and the entire country as well.

Overnight at camping 

DAY 8-DRIVE TO SEMERA FOR YOUR FLIGHT BACK TO ADDIS

In the early morning we walk back to the cars where we will have our late breakfast before we drive to Mekelle passing through the escarpments around Erebti and Abala.

Overnight at Planet International Hotel or similar.

DAY 9- F LIGHT BACK TO ADDIS AND DEPARTURE HOME

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Kapanımlar


  • Cab Facilities
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Transportation
  • Restaurant Nearby
  • Guides / Assistance
  • Room service and meals
  • Professional tour escort
  • Roundtrip Hotel Transfers
  • Driver
  • Service fee for tour guide
  • Internet Access
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Lunch
  • Shopping

Hariç Tutulanlar


  •     Extra stay pre/post tour    
  •     Airfare & airport taxes    
  •     Visa charges    
  •     Insurance    
  •     Passport costs    
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