Short Danakil Depression Tour

Private & Custom Tours in Ethiopia

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Danakil Depression is one of the most inhospitable regions of the world but is nonetheless spectacular and full of eye-catching colors like sulphur springs. You pass through a small town of Berhale where the camel caravan stop before they proceed to the northern highlands. En route you see many long camel caravans coming to the salt mine and others going out of the Danakil with their salt loaded camels.
Day 1 Mekele to Ertale A lava lake, a yellow desert, camel caravan’s vicious heat … you’re going to see all this legends in your trip. Denakil Depression is one of the must see lists in Ethiopia. Start driving in the early morning to reduce the heat. You pass through a small town of Berhale where the camel caravan stops before they proceed to the north. On the road you get long camel caravans coming to the salt mine and others going out of the Danakil with their salt loaded camels. Overnight:Camping at ErtaleDay 2: Ertale to Hamdella We walk down from our camp at the bottom of the volcano. We walk around the Afar village “Hamadella”  via Dodom desert, dodom is adventureous 80km desert and full of eye catching smooking mountain. Hamedela is 16km south of the salt Lake Assale, we will drive north to Lake Assale to see beautiful sun set, and  camel caravans going back from the salt excavation fields, then we will drive to Hamdella. Overnight- Hamdella Camping Day 3 Hamdella to Mekele via DallolToday you will see the famous landscape formed via volcanic eruptions. Excursion to Dallol (116 meter below sea level, one of the lowest places and the hottest in the world) is found 20 Km north from Hamedela, where great warts of twisted sulphur and iron oxide paint a yellow land scape of sulphur springs. It is where Afar people hack blocks of salt out of the ground and the camel caravans load up here. After witnessing this you can proceed to your base town Mekele.  Overnight: MekeleShort Danakil Depression Tour is one of the most popular of our tours. If you want to benefit the most from your visit there we recommend you Explore Danakil Depression Tour.

What’s included

  • Professional English speaking local guide
  • Meals
  • Shared vehicle with other travelers
  • Camping accommodation
  • Departure and return to Mekele
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

What’s not included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) other than honey wine tasting
  • Gratuities
  • Visa

Itinerary

Day 2: Ertale to Hamdella  We walk down from our camp at the bottom of the volcano. We walk around the Afar village “Hamadella”  via Dodom desert, dodom is adventureous 80km desert and full of eye catching smooking mountain. Hamedela is 16km south of the salt Lake Assale, we will drive north to Lake Assale to see beautiful sun set, and  camel caravans going back from the salt excavation fields, then we will drive to Hamdella. Overnight- Hamdella Camping Day 3 Hamdella to Mekele via Dallol Today you will see the famous landscape formed via volcanic eruptions. Excursion to Dallol (116 meter below sea level, one of the lowest places and the hottest in the world) is found 20 Km north from Hamedela, where great warts of twisted sulphur and iron oxide paint a yellow land scape of sulphur springs. It is where Afar people hack blocks of salt out of the ground and the camel caravans load up here. After witnessing this you can proceed to your base town Mekele.  Overnight: Mekele Short Danakil Depression Tour is one of the most popular of our tours. If you want to benefit the most from your visit there we recommend you Explore Danakil Depression Tour.
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