These are just three words which spring do mind when thinking about Afar Danakil Depression Tours, Dallol the hottest and most inhospitable places on Earth & a surreal multi-hued field of sulphurous hot springs, Erta Ale the most active volcano with a base diameter of 30 km and a 1 km square caldera at its summit and the salt caravan trail of Berahile.
|Destination||Gondar, Semien Mountains|
Day 1: Arrival Addis Ababa
Meet at Bole International airport and transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is exploring the town of Addis Ababa including National Museum to view the 3.6 million year old remains of Lucy, whose skeletal remains were discovered in 1974, Holy Trinity Cathedrals and time permitting Mount Entoto which rises up to an altitude of 3200 meters and offers the panoramic view of the metropolis and Mercato the open market.
Optional tour to Fistula Hospital is a remarkable place to visit, and is considered the best-run charity in the country. Overnight Caravan Hotel.
Day 2: Addis Ababa- Awash
Drive from Addis Ababa to Awash Town, which is located in the central part of the rift valley system 250 km from Addis Ababa, the best place to familiarize with the weather and meet the Kereyu people a step into a quieter, calmer and more natural world enjoy swimming the natural hot spring and game drive in the Awash national park. Overnight Genet Hotel.
Day 3: Awash –Semera
Drive to Semera, the capital city of the afar regional state, Here we will finish some paper works- permits for the visit then we continue to a small town called Logia for An overnight stay at a local hotel..
Day 4: Semera- Afdera
We drive to Afdera via Serdo. P.M visit the manual salt mining on Lake Afedera and facilitate the permit paper from the regional tourist office. Here some more people will accompany us (local guide and scout). Overnight Local hotel.
Day 5: Afdera-Erta Alle
Drive from Afdera to Dodom. At Dodum we will start walking to Erta Alle Volcanic hills (613 meters above sea level) which is 15kms one way. We arrive to Erta Alle around mid-night and walk to see the volcanic eruption. We will camp nearby the eruption considering the direction of the wind because of the volcanic acid which is not good for health, anytime any one can see or take a picture. To get Best pictures of the volcano will be a night shooting. Overnight camping Erta Alle.
Day 6: Erta Alle- Ahmed Alle
Day 7: Ahmed Alle -Berhale
Day 8: Berhale-Mekele
Day 9: Mekele to Addis Ababa- Departure