Mode of transportation: Car& Flight

Day 1: Addis Ababa – Semer – Afdera – Volcano

On this day, the driver picks you up from Semera airport, then drives to Danakil depression. We start an early drive to lake Afdera(a salt lake that is located in the heart of Danakil Depressions. You will see the natural hot springs, and swimming is also possible if you are interested. We will take you to Dodom (at the base of Erta Ale). Leave after lunch, possibly at 13:30. We pass several small hamlets scatteredinthe desert. Dodom is about 9.5km from Ertaale and takes about an hour of trekking. We will have an early dinner, around 17:00. Using the Camel’s back; we transport all the camping materials like food, a sleeping mattress and a mat to the volcano’s rim, where we spend the night watching the dramatic action of the boiling lava. Danak il Depression (dallol and Erta Ale) ranks as one of Ethiopia’s most alluring and physically challenging natural attractions. It is a shield volcano with a base diameter of 30 km by a km square caldera at its summit. Ertaale contains the world’s only permanent lava lake. Ertaale is 613 meters, 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.

Day 2: ErtaAle – HamadEla – Dallol

This day after an early breakfast, we will drive to HamadEla. You will see lots of camel caravans, and you will have the sunset look from the very shallow salt lake Assale. Morning tour Drive to Ragad (Asebo), the place where the localities are mining salt; 1,200 km2 (460 sq mi), the Afar Depression is covered by salt, and you will look at the activity of breaking the salt from the ground, local people are cutting into rectangular pieces and loading on camels. You drive ahead to Dallol and visit the different landscapes formed by volcanic activity; Dallol + Lake Assale + salt canon, camel caravans, follow up camel caravans, follow up camel caravans and drives to HamadEla.
Overnight: Camping

Day 3: HamadEla – Semera – Addis Ababa – Departure

On this day, you may have another chance to see the beauty of sunrise, and then after breakfast, we will drive to the town of Semera and fly to Addis Ababa.

Note: The Above price includes

  • Afar on camping base
  • All entrance fees, guide fees, and scout fees.
  • Domestic Air Ticket( from Addis to Semer ,Addis)
  • Entire board in Afar only
  • 4WD land cruisers with ac, will be shared with other tourists(for Denakeli tour)
  • All fuel expenses and drivers allowances
  • All needed Entrance fees and licenses
  • Accommodation and all meals throughout the tour
  • Local guide service for the Afar region – Cooking, camping equipment
  • Experienced cook throughout the whole

The Above price does not include

  • Photo & Video
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips
  • Personal Expenses such us Phone Calls. Tips for guides o souvenirs from the Afar people
  • Personal insurance

What do you need?

  • Light (walking in the night)
  • Small backpack for the trek to the top of the volcano
  • Closed, comfortable shoes (trekking shoes)
  • Sun protection like sun cream, hat
  • Jacket for the night on the volcano
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