ADVENTURE TOUR

With several points lying more than 100m below sea level, the Danakil desert has acquired a reputation as one of the hottest, most inhospitable places on earth; temperature can soar to 50oC. the region due east of MEKELE, is nevertheless home to the fascinating AFAR people, a nomadic ethnic group known in the past for their legendary ferocity. For centuries the AFARs have mined & transported salt lakes to highland markets in Ethiopia. The area is strangely beautiful in parts and more surprisingly, is the home to some interesting wildlife including Gazelles, Zebras and the new extremely rare wild Ass.

Perhaps the most famous site in the great depression is the active volcano ERTAALE, rising to 613m (2011 ft) with one or sometimes two active lava lakes boiling in its caldera. ERTAALE is credited as being the longest existing lava lake with a known existence since 1906.

Visiting the creator in the night is the best way to avoid the mid-day heat.

  The last major attraction in the Danakil depression is DALLOL, where a volcanic explosion has created a creator some 100km north west of ERTAALE. The creator was formed during a paratactic eruption in 1926.

      All around, the creator is pools of volcanic mineral translating to vivid Oranges. Yellows and reds which make it suitable for Spontaneous visit.

 

TOUR CODE                    

SET 018

TYPE OF TOUR

ADVENTURE

MODE OF TRANSPORT

AIR/GROUND

DESTINATION

DANAKIL DEPRESSION, ERTAALA & DALOL

DURATION

11 nights / 12 days

 

 

DAY ONE

Arrival at Addis Ababa and O/S at Addis.

DAY TWO

Drive to Awash national park. There you can see various types of birds. O/S in the park’s lodge

DAY THREE

Drive to SEMERA city & explore the AFAR village & culture. O/S at SEMERA

DAY FOUR

Drive to lake AFDERA and overnight stay at it by camping.

DAY FIVE

Drive to DODOW&start trek to ERTAALE. Overnight camping

DAY SIX

Drive to WAYDODO. Overnight camping

DAY SEVEN

Drive to Ahmed ELA. Overnight camping

DAY EIGHT

Drive to lake ASELA and DALLOL and back to Ahmed ELA. Overnight camping

DAY NINE

Drive to MEKELE through the town of BERHALE. O/S in the hotel

DAY TEN

Drive to KOMBOLCHA, visit HAYK ESTIFANOS monastery. O/S in the hotel

DAY ELEVEN

Visit SENBET market and Drive to Addis Ababa. O/S in hotel

DAY TWELVE

Full day city tour of Addis Ababa and departure in the evening.

 

“IT IS A MUST FOR THOSE WHO REALLY LIKES ADVENTURE TRIP, DON’T MISS IT”

 

 

 

 

 

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