Introduction

Danakil Depression is one of the remotest spot in the world and the lowest part in unique land formation of the world Great Rift Valley system, still this part of the earth unstable and pulling each other to the opposite side.

Erta Ale is one of the few volcanoes in the world that have an almost persistent lava lake; it is an isolated basaltic shield volcano, 50 km wide, rising more than 600 meter from below sea level. Absolutely unique Lava lake erupting all the time in the world, it is around crater because it is inside the rift valley system the earth still is not stable, not only for adventure trip or to see it is also the best place for study for Volcano. Still the science is not reach why and when the volcano is happening and how to save lives of many people death because of the Volcano and Earth movement.  

Erta Ale means Smoking Mountain by Afar Language. At night when you walk to the volcanic hill Erta Ale 613 high you will see light from farther the at the sky walk over amazing extensive dry lava unusual topography. 

Dallol is 100 km from North West of Erta ale the lowest part of Danakil Depression 116 below sea level extremely hottest and inhospitable place but enjoyable and extraordinary colorful landscape; nearby travelers can visit Lake Asale, which is a famous salt mining lake. This precious stone salt or Amole was once used as a currency in Ethiopia. Today, hundreds of camel caravans can be found on the road daily (with the exception of Fridays and during the hottest months from March- September) transporting this salt to the north western highlands of Ethiopia. 

This itinerary is for those who love nature and adventure. In this region, the climate varies from around 250 C (770 F) during the rainy season to 480 C (1180 C) during the dry season (March- August). Amazingly, it is one of the hottest places year round anywhere on Earth. Only the Awash River flows into the depression, where it ends in a chain of lakes that increase in salinity.

Day

Accommodation

Destination

Duration

Basis

Day 0

Jupiter International Hotel Bole Addis Ababa

1 night

B&B

Day 1

Hamedela Campsite Afar Region

2 nights

FB

Day 3

Erta Ale Campsite Erta Ale

1 night

FB

Day 4

Jupiter International Hotel Bole Addis Ababa

1 night

B&B

Key

B&B: Bed and Breakfast

FB: Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

Addis Ababa : Jupiter International Hotel Bole

Afar Region : Hamedela Campsite

Erta Ale : Erta Ale Campsite

Addis Ababa : Jupiter International Hotel Bole

Fast Facts

6 Days / 5 Nights

Reference Number: ASTDIN006

Price

Dates and Prices 2020

  • 26th September - 1st October - £3675
  • 22nd November - 27th November - £3815
  • 13th December - 18th December - £3815

Extra Costs

  • Single Supplement £140
  • Flight Supplement if Ethiopian not used for international flights £170

Includes:

Accommodation on a twin room-sharing basis 

  • Three meals a day out of Addis, and only breakfast in Addis 
  • All entrance fees 
  • Transfers 
  • Two Air conditioned, and comfortable 4 X 4 Toyota Land Cruisers with fuel, insurance and drivers’ allowance
  • Professional English speaking guide with all his expenses 
  • Camel Hire at Erta’ale 
  • Portage fees 
  • Professional Cook for the camping days 
  • First class camping gears 
  • Domestic air fare 
  • Air fare for the guide
  • All local guides
  • Armed scouts 
  • Government tax

Excludes:

  • Lunch and dinner in Addis 
  • Any alcoholic drinks 
  • Personal expense like souvenirs, laundry, etc
  • Tips
  • Any expense which is not stated in the ‘Included List’ above
  • International Flights
  • Visa Fees

Addis Ababa : Jupiter International Hotel Bole

Afar Region : Hamedela Campsite

Erta Ale : Erta Ale Campsite

Addis Ababa : Jupiter International Hotel Bole

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