The Danakil Depression can be said to ‘begin’ here. It is one of the most inhospitable regions of the world, but is nonetheless spectacular, full of eye-catching colors, as in the sulphur springs. The desert has several points lying more than 100 meters (328 ft) below sea level; You pass through a small town of Berhale where the camel caravan stop before they proceed to the northern highlands. En route you see many long camel caravans coming to the salt mine and others going out of the Danakil with their salt loaded camels.(3-4 hrs drive) Camp Hamedela. After drive to reach Hamad Ela, better village with a total population about 500 people. Sun set at Dallol. Over night camping at Hamed Ela.
Morning tour Drive to Ragad (Asebo), the place where the localities are mining salt. Look the activity of breaking the salt from the ground, cutting in to rectangular pieces and loading on camels. You drive ahead to Dallol and visit the difference landscape formed by volcanic activity, Dallol + Lake Assal + camel caravans. Excursion to Dallol (116 meter below sea level, one of the lowest places in the world) colorful salts mining, visit Lake Assal, follow up camel caravans and walk with the Afar people. Drive back to Hamedela and proceed to Mekele.
Price €350 per person
Transport with 4WD land cruisers with a/c and 4 clients in one car
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 tour
Price doesn’t include:
Tips for guides
souvenirs from the Afar people
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
Sleeping bag, pillow or blanket (can also be provided by the agency)
For the duration of the trip we are responsible for all meals, waters entrance fees, accommodation, security, and transportation. Duration – two days from Mekele to Mekele.
Danakil security is a safe area. Mobile coverage is now available in the camping site of Hamedela village, Dallol area and on the road between Hamedela to Ertale volcano. Tours travel in convoy and it is prerequisite to have security when visiting the Danakil.Buy NOW