Danakil Depression Tours

Day1: Mekele and drive to Hamdela, Beginning the tour to DanakilDesert

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. On the way you will also admire some local Tigrean and Afar tribes’ village and camel caravan carrying the salt bars to transport it to the nearest local town


Day 2: Hamed Ela – Dodome – Erta Ale

In the morning drive to Dodome. Here we will arrange camels to transport your luggage and water, and then you will start hiking to the Erta Ale Volcanic hills (613 meters above sea level) which is 15km one way, and walk to see the volcanic eruption. The eruption is so colorful and spectacular. At night, we will camp nearby the eruption, on the crater rim above the active lava lake


Day 3: Erta Ale- Dodom-Hamed Ela,

from here we descend around early morning  in the direction Dodom, which we will reach after 2hours. Here breakfast will be served and you have some time to relax. We start our drive to HAMED ALE, our next destination= 100 km/7 hours Lunch is served en route, we reach Hamed Ale around 4:30pm, a bigger village with a total population about 500.LAKE ASALE (lake ‘Red Mountain’) a huge salt lake-is in walking distance, where we take a deep breath and a wine or beer for sunset, taking in the many reflections. Our tonight camp is in Hamed Ale 

Day 4: Ahmed Ella to Dallol to Lake Asale to Mekele

Morning driving tour to Ragad (Asebo), the place where the salts are mined. Observe the breaking of the salt from the ground, cutting into rectangular pieces and loading on camels. We walk down to the camp at the bottom of the volcano 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.

  • 4WD land cruisers
  • all fuel expenses and drivers allowances
  • Accommodation and all meals throughout the tour
  • All needed Entrance fees and licenses
  • Scout and ranger
  • plenty bottles of water
  • camel and camel handler
  • Local guide service for the Afar region
  • Experienced cook with cooking material and camping equipment
  • Government tax

 

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