3 Days Danakil Depression Tour

3 Days Danakil Depression Tour takes you to salt camel caravans, hot sulphur springs, salt mountains & the world’s only liquid lava lake Erta Ale.

 

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Itinerary

  • Tour Code: ATT14D
  • Tour Name: Danakil Depressions Tour
  • No Of day/night: 3Days Danakil Depression Tour
  • Mode of transportation: – Car & Flight

Day1: Addis AbabaFly To Semera Drive To Afdera-Volcano

This day we will meet you at the town of Semera airport then we will drive to  Danakil depression. We start an early drive to Lake Afdera(a salt lake that is located in the heart of Danakil Depressions and in this lake you may a chance of the natural hot springs then later you had swimming around this lake we will be driving to  Dodom (at the base of Erta Ale). Leave after lunch, possibly at 01:30. After you pass several small hamlets scattered here and there in this desert land, Dodom is about 9.5km from Erta Ale and it takes about 1 hrs trekking. Early dinner around 17:00, Camels transport all the camping materials and some food (sleeping materials like light mattresses and mat and water) to the rim of the volcano, where we spend the night watching the dramatic action of the boiling lava. Danakil depression (dallol and Erta Ale) ranks one of the most alluring and physically challenging natural attractions anywhere in Ethiopia. It is a shield volcano with a base diameter of 30 km and a 1km square caldera at its summit. Erta Ale contains the world’s only permanent lava lake. Erta Ale is 613 meters, 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. O/n camping on the mountain

Day 2   ErtaAle-HamadEla-Dallol-Afdera

This day after an early breakfast we will drive to HamadEla at 04:30, a better village with a total population of about 500 people. You will see lots of camel caravans and you will have the sunset look from the very shallow salt Lake Assale.

Morning tour Drive to Ragad (Asebo), the place where the
localities are mining salt. 1,200 km2 (460 sq mi) of the Afar Depression is covered by salt, and you will Look at the activity of breaking the salt from the ground, local people are cutting it into rectangular pieces and loading it on camels. You drive ahead to Dallol and visit the different landscapes formed by volcanic activity; Dallol + Lake Assale + salt canon, camel caravans, follow up camel caravans, and Drive to Lake Afdera

Overnight Camping in Lake Afdera

Day 3   Afdera-Semera-Addis Ababa-Departure

This day you may have another chance to see the beauty of the sunrise in lake Afdera then after breakfast, we will drive to the town of Semera and drop you at the airport for your departure

 

 

• Tips for guides
• souvenirs from the Afar people
• personal insurance
• What do you need?
• Light (walking in the night)
• Small backpack for the trek to the top of the volcano
• Closed, comfortable shoes (trekking shoes)
• Sun protection like sun cream, hat
• Jacket for the night on the volcano

• 4WD land cruisers with ac and 4 clients in one car
• all fuel expenses and drivers allowances
• All needed Entrance fees and licenses
• Accommodation and all meals throughout the tour
• Local guide service for the Afar region -Cooking, camping equipment
• Experienced cook throughout the whole tour

What you can expect during your visit

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout the experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff