The part of the world, which is called the Danakil Depression, is one of the remotest, lowest and unique land formations of the world in the Great Rift Valley system. Still it is part of the earth which is unstable and pulling each other to the opposite side. In this adventure you will explore Erta Alle, absolutely unique Lava Lake erupting 24 hours and Dalol, the lowest part of Danakil Depression (116 below sea level) extremely hottest and inhospitable place but enjoyable and extraordinary colorful landscape. It is famous for its fascinating fumaroles amazing rock formations, crystal and mineral deposits. The final part of your adventure takes you to Lake Asale, famous salt mining lake and visits to salt workers when cutting, shaping and loading. Besides, salt merchants along with their endless Camel Caravans will be visited.
Dallol depression is renowned as the hottest place on earth, with an average temperature of 34-35 Celsius, most of this vast practically unpopulated region lies below sea dipping to a frazzled nadir of -116 meters at Dallol near Lake Asale, the lowest spot of terra firma on the African continent. One of the driest and most tectonically active areas on the planet, the Danakil is an area of singular fascination: a strange lunar landscape studded with active volcanoes and vast salt encrusted basins.
The most regularly visited volcanic range in the Danakil is Ertale, Ertale is not only most remarkable but also noted as being the most active volcano in Africa having hosted a permanent lava lake for longer than one hundred twenty years. Ertale has been in a state of continuous eruptions sine at least 1967, when scientific observations commenced.
Five packages over all and the itineraries have to be retouched, and each picture and itineraries layout has to be checked.
- Feel cool at the hottest spot on earth
- Unmatched bonanza of geological infants
- An active expanse of geological infants
- Adventure week near geological marvels
- A glimpse to timeless jewels of Ethiopian past, a moment of geological fascination, and walk amongst pieces of chess at the chessboard of the gods.
- 9 days adventure amidst geological infants
- A package of Eastern circuit archeology and a mix of history in just 9 days at the Afar which is the upper rift system and further up at the eastern highlands as a breather when visiting Harar.
- Full 9 days surface journey at a depression where giants once trodden
- An interwoven feature of society displaying a spiritual beauty! Peace
- A visit to a moving display of spiritual fabric
- Moving fabric of the east
- Dressed in spiritual oneness
- Combining pinnacles of eastern highlands in just five days
Day 1: Arrive in Addis Ababa and enjoy a city tour in the afternoon, where you visit stes including the National Museum (apart from on Mondays), Entoto Mountains for wonderful views, and St. Mary’s church and tour of the capital. O/N at a chosen hotel.
Day 2: Early in the morning drive to combolcha which is dessies twin town. In the afternoon visit the surrounding of combolcha and dessie. On dessie
Day 3: Having your breakfast in dessie drive to the little town known by its large colorful Monday market in which up to 10,000 afar,oromo and amahara from all around gathered together. To your surprise bathi is the second largest open air market in Ethiopia next to merkato.in the late evening drive tomille and your overnight stay will be in mille
Day 4: Early in the morning trek hadar through the afar tribal territories and visit the little domed afar huts made from the interwoven leave of the doum palm which are light and easy to transport. After trekking about 80km northeast of mille you can visit the famous archeological site of hadar where the hominid Lucy was found. Overnight camping in hadar
Day 5: This day your visit is the famous archeological site where you will experience in presenting in person the foot prints of your ancestors. Your over night stay is camping.
Day 6: This day your drive to asayata, 70km from east of logia the heart of afar territory which is a museum city displaying traditional afar material culture. It is a useful base from which to explore the 30 salt lakes in the area, the volcanic spring’s hadar and the danakil depression. O/N in dire dawa
Day 7: This day your travel is to visit the city of harar and dire dawa .visit the second populous city in the country and the most colorful markets of dire dawa then drive to harar which is believed the 4th holist city I the world. Overnight harar.
Day 8: Having your breakfast early in the morning drive to the most visited national park ‘awash’. Besides its natural fauna and flora attraction some site of the awash valley and near dire dawa are home to remains of homo sapience.
Day 9: Drive to Addis Ababa from awash awash national park. In the afternoon visit the city of addis ababa.