Afar Danakil Depression

Bubbling volcano light up the night sky sulphurous mounds of yellow contort in to other worldly shapes, and mirages of camels cross lakes of salt. Laying 100m and more below sea level , the Danakil Depression is about the hottest and most inhospitable place on Planet Earth. In fact it’s so surreal that it doesn’t feel like part of planet earth at all . If you want Genuine, raw adventure few corners of the globe can Mach this overwhelming wilderness. But come prepared because with temperatures frequently saying hello to 50 Degrees and appalling roads visiting this region is more an expedition than a tour.

per adult from

$1,359

NZD

Duration

4 days

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  • What's included :
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 3x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • Accommodation full board and camping
    • Entrance and local guide fee for all destinations
    • Scout and guard fee
    • Unlimited Bottle of water
    • Domestic Flight/ Addis Abeba to Mekele 2way
    • Entry/Admission - Erta Ale
    • Entry/Admission - Dalol
    • Entry/Admission - Emperor Yohannes IV Palace
    What's excluded :
    • International flight fees
    • Alcoholic drinks
    • Photograph and camera fees
    • Other personal interests fees

  • Day 1: ADDIS ABEBA TO MEKELE ( flight)- ERTA ALE

    Stop At: Erta Ale, 6611 Ethiopia
    After arrival you will be transferred to your land cruiser car and go to Erta Ale. Erta ale volcano is the large basaltic shield volcano in The Erta Ale volcanic range in the central Northern Danakil Depression (NE Ethiopia) . It is famed for its persistent lava lake which has been active during most of the past decades since it was first discovered in the 1960s . Erta Ale is 613 meters tall with a lava lake one of only five in the world at the summit. It is notable for being the longest existing lava lake present since the early years of the twentieth century. Tonight you will enjoy watching the volcano in near distance. Overnight camping around the volcano.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight camping in ERTA -ALE Afar

    Day 2: ERTA ALE - AFDERA - ABALA

    Stop At: Erta Ale, 6611 Ethiopia
    Lake Afdera is the second largest lake with salt water in the Afar region. The Beach along lake Afdera ( Giulietti Lake) is surrounded by foam of salt transported and accumulated by the wind. You will have a short swim in the Emerald Colored Lake which seems appropriate and feels like Swimming in the Dead sea. The depressing Afdera town is located along the shores of lake Giulietti and bases it’s economy on the extraction of salt from the water of the lake . After having an enjoyable time on the salty lake you will drive to Abala. Overnight camping at Abala .
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight camping at Abala

    Day 3: ABALA - DALOL

    Stop At: Dalol, Ethiopia
    Excursion to Dallol ( 116 meter below sea level & one of the lowest places in the world) colorful salts mining visit lake Assale , follow up camel’s caravans and walk with the Afar and people from the highlands . The traditional way of extracting salt bar which once used as local currency, packing on the camel is done here. You will see how they prepare their traditional bread ‘ how they travel , communicate and more. It is another unique experience. Overnight Camping at Dallol

    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight camping at Dallol

    Day 4: Dalol to Mekele

    Stop At: Emperor Yohannes IV Palace, Zesilasea Square, Mek'ele Ethiopia
    Today Drive to Mekele via the town of Berhale in the river bed Ascend all the way to the Tigrian highlands with the camel caravans and stop for photo over the Depression. Overnight stay at Mekele Hotel
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We offer pick up any places in Addis Ababa as per the guests request Airports
    • Bole Airport, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
    Departure Time :
    6:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • During the experience we provided all the safety measures.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by WALK IN ETHIOPIA TOUR AND TRAVEL

Activity ID: V-136301P13

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