Tour to the Danakil Depression
Destination: Dallol, ErtaAle & Afdera
Duration: 4 days/3 nights
In the morning we drive 260 km via Berhale we reach Hamadella, which is called "base camp" located in the desert and only 25km away from Dallol. We have lunch on the way and stop at some places where you can enjoy a very impressive view and you meet the first camel caravans. In Berhale we stop to finalize paper process with administer. On arrival in Hamadella we proceed to Lake Asale to see the spectacular view of the sunset reflection. We spend the 1st night on local afar-beds, open air under the stars or in a wooden cottage.
After breakfast early
in the morning we start our journey to visit different places like the colorful
salt lakes and thermo active springs of Dallol, potash, sulfur and other
minerals, the wide white salt desert, pure natural designed salt mountain and
the field where the Afar people are harvesting the salt in the traditional way
and where the camel caravans start their long trek to towns like Berhale for
the salt business. After half day visitation of Dallol we drive to Abala, lunch
will be on the way.
In the morning we
depart at 9am from Abala, We drive 245 km to reach to the bottom of the volcano
where the cars can't drive further. In the evening we start 3 up to 4 hours
walking to the top of the volcano with joining different partners during the
tour. We will visit the lava lake and camp on local huts made up of stones.
We walk down to the camp at the bottom of the volcano have breakfast and we drive to Afdera to swim in lake Afrera and take bath in a naturally hot spring water near by the lake. After lunch drive back to Mekelle.
Tour to the Danakil
Destination: Afdera, Dallol & ErtaAle
Duration: 4 days/3 nights
in the morning we drive 210km to reach Afdera. On the way we will have our lunch. We swim in the Lake Afrera & take bath in a natural hot spring water found near by the lake.
In the morning, we enjoy Lake Afrera and see how to harvest the salt in a modern way & we can swim and take bath again in this day. After lunch, we proceed to ErtaAla via Kesrawat. In Kesrawat, we will pick other four special forces with us till we drop them back in the next day. In the bottom of the volcano, we will take some time till the sun goes down. After diner, we start hiking of 9.5km (around 3 hours) to reach on the top of mountain, ErtaAle Volcano.
We walk down to the camp at the bottom of the volcano, have breakfast and drive back to Hamadella, where we reach in the afternoon. Lunch will be served in Abala town. We walk around the Afar village “Hamadella” to show you how the people live and survive in the conditions of the desert. You have time to buy souvenirs, take pictures of the Afar and their village and you´ll see plenty of the camel caravans.
After breakfast early in the morning we start our journey to visit different places like salt lakes, the colorful salt lakes and thermo active springs of Dallol, potash, sulfur and other minerals, the wide white salt desert, a cave pure natural designed rocks, Lake Assale and Local Salt mining. After visitation, we have our lunch on the way then drive back to Mekelle.