Explore Danakil Depression 4Days

Explore Danakil Depression

Discover Danakil Depression : Potash and Sulfur and Rock Salts, being extracted by Afar People, Loaded on Camels, Salt Lake Asale and camel caravans


Program: Danakil Depression

Tour Code: Afar 07

Duration: 3Nights (4 Days)

Transportation: Air & Land (4WD)

Tour starts: Addis Ababa

Tour ends: Addis Ababa

Day 1:   Addis – Mekelle

Morning; arrive to Addis Ababa Bole International Air Port. Afternoon, fly To Mekelle.  Overnight – Hotel– Mekelle

Day 2:  Mekelle – Hammed Ela

Morning; drive rive from Mekelle to Hammed Ela. After the small town of Agula; we descend to the Afar Region. You will see many camel caravans, transporting rock salt from Lake Asalé to the town of Mekelle at many spots on the road. As we penetrate deep down to the region, the temperature becomes hotter and hotter. Lunch and some rest at the small town of Berahile (110km from Mekelle) where entrance tickets will be collected or Checked. Then we proceed towards Hammed Ela; accompanying with Afar polices and a local guide from Berahile. Overnight – camping (in Afar House) – Hammed Ela

Day 3:  Dallol Depression and Lake Asalé - Mekelle

Early morning (6:30am); excursion to the Danakil depression,also known as Afar Triangle.  A possible Sunrise at Lake Asale. After Danakil Depression visits; proceed to the traditional salt extraction site from where too many camels are waiting to be loaded rock salts - just nearby the Salt Lake of Asalé. Then approach to Lake Asalé. Late afternoon, drive back to Mekelle.  Overnight – at Axum Hotel / Yordanos Hotel– Mekelle

Day 4: Mekelle – Addis - Departure

Morning, fly from Mekelle Addis.  Visit the selected sites of Addis. Dinner at Habesha 2000 or Yod Abyssinia traditional restaurant with live tribal dances and departure (end of the trip)

Notice: This itinerary can be amended upon request

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