The “Danakil,” or “Dallol” depression, which encompasses a good portion of the eastern part of the Tigray region, is one of the earth’s hottest and most inhospitable places, with many points more than 100 meters (328 feet) below sea level and noon-time temperatures soaring above 50 degree Celsius (122 degree Fahrenheit). It is the site of a dry salt lake from which Ethiopians since time immemorial have obtained their amoles, or bars of salt, used both for consumption and, long ago, as a primitive sort of money.
The other most striking gift of nature to Ethiopia is the “Erta Ale” active volcano mountain located very close to the Danakil depression in the Afar region. It is the most active Volcano in Ethiopia. Erta Ale is 613 meters (2,011 ft) high, with one or sometimes two active lava lakes, one of only five in the world, at the summit. It is located in the Afar Depression, a badland’s desert area spanning the border with Eritrea, and the volcano itself is surrounded completely by an area below sea level, making it one of the lowest volcanoes in the world.
This trip will take you to the arid and hostile part of the country which is home to the Afar people who permanent pastoralists are wandering from place to place looking for green pastures and water to their herd of goats and camels. Also the topography and scenic beauty of the region is breath taking and one would not think he/she is not walking on planet earth. Here is where you come across to the lowest point on earth, 120 meter below sea level.
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Airfare is not included in the tour price.
- Accommodation (double room as stated in the Itinerary)
- All Surface transportation including transfers.
- Full Board Meal with soft drinks in the camping Days
- Half board meal in Hotels
- All entrance fees
- Professional Cook and English speaking Guide
- Camping gears for the camping days
- Local Guides and Scouts in Afar.
- Militia and military services in Dallol
- One-Three Camels for carrying camping stuff to Erta’ale
- All government taxes.
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