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5 Days Danakil Depression Tour

5 Days Danakil Depression Tour

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5 Days Danakil Depression Tour

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• Tour name: Northern route

• Attraction: Danakil depression, Erta Ale and Dalol

• Date of Duration:5days/4nights

• Mode of transportation Surface and flight

Day 1 Addis Ababa to Mekele(Flight)- Erta Ale After arrival, you will be transferred to your land cruiser car and go to Erta ale.Erta Ale volcano is a large basaltic shield volcano in the Erta Ale volcanic range in the central northern Danakil depression (NE Ethiopia). It is famed for its persistent lava lake which has been active during most of the past decades since it was first discovered in the 1960s. Erta Ale is 613 meters tall, 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. Tonight you will enjoy watching the volcano in near distance. Overnight camping around the volcano

Day 2 Erta Ale- Afdera- Abala Lake Afdera is the second largest lake with salt water in the Afar region. The beach along Lake Afdera (Giulietti Lake) is surrounded by foam of salt; transported and accumulated by the wind. You will have a short swim in the emerald colored lake which seems appropriate and feels like swimming in the Dead Sea. The depressing Afdera town is located along the shores of Lake Giulietti and bases its economy on the extraction of salt from the waters of the lake. After having an enjoyable time on the salty lake you will drive to Abala. Overnight Camping at Abala

Day 3 Abala-Dalol Excursion to Dallol (116 meter below sea level, one of the lowest places in the world) colorful salts mining, visit Lake Assale, follow up camel’s caravans and walk with the Afar and people from highland. The traditional way of extracting Salt bar, which once used as local currency, packing on the Camel is done here. You will see how they prepare their traditional bread, how they travel, communicate & more. It is another unique experience. Overnight camping at Dalol

Day 4 Dalol to Mekele Today, you will drive back to Mekele via the town of Berhale in the River bed Ascend all way to the Tigrian highland with the camel caravans and stop for photo over the depression. Overnight in Mekele (hotel)

Day 5 Fly back to Addis Ababa End of the tour


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