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The Danakil Depression

The Afar Depression is a desert area that contains one of the lowest points on earth surface and offers experiences fit for an adventurer. It is officially the hottest place on earth with a year round average temperature 34 to 35 0C.

Much of this is vast region lies below sea level, dipping to a frazzled nadir of -116 m Dallol, near Lake Asale(-155m), the lowest spot of terra firm on the African continent.The most amazing include Erta Ale Volcano (613 m), which has been in a state of continuous eruption since 1967(Its small crater is one of the only permanent lava lakes on the planet), Afdera (-102m), its water are bright & green & its salty shores have been extracted for centuries by the Afar people.For genuine, raw adventure, few corners of the globe can match this overwhelming wilderness.Addis-Debrezeit Crater Lakes-Awash National Park- Semera- Afdera-Dodhom-Erta Ale-Hamd Ella-Dallol-Mekele-Addis


Tour Code: NTO-DT-01
Duration: 10 Days/ 9 Nights
Departure: A.M
Tour itinerary
Day 1 Arrive at Addis Ababa and you will be met by NTO & transferred to a hotel.
Day 2 Addis-Debrezeit Crater Lakes-Awash National park
In the morning drive to Awash National park Via Nazareth, en rout visit the beautiful DebreZeit Crater Lake Beseka and the Rift Valley Land escape. Proceed to Awash National Park for game viewing. O/N Awash in a hotel
Day 3 Semera
Drive to Semera, en route visit the upper Rift valley landscape of Ethiopia and late in the afternoon collect the permit paper to visit the region and contact the office for local guide & Scout service.
Day 4 Afdera
In the morning, drive to Lake Afdera (-103m), listed as the lowest lying in the world. It is a stunning apparition, with its emerald-green waters overshadowed by the looming black basalt of mounts Berah Ale &Afdera.
Day 5 Dodhom-Erta Ale
In the morning, drive to Dodhom and walk to Erta Ale (613 m Volcanic hill) camping. In the night, visit the volcanic eruption.
Day 6 Hamd Ella
Drive to Hamd Ella to Visit the salt mines & camel caravans. O/N Camping
Day 7 Dallol Excursion
In the morning drive to Lake Asale (Salty Lake) and proceed to Dallol& enjoy the spectacular view and small hill, which is colorful by hot springs. O/N Camping at Berah Ale.
Day 8 Mekele
Drive to Mekele (the capital of Tigray Region). O/N in a hotel
Day 9 Mekele Rock hewn Churches
Excursion to Mekele Rock hewn Churches
Day 10 Return (Fly) to Addis