9 Days East Ethiopia Dallol… Mekelle

9 Days East Ethiopia Dallol…

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Day 1, Activity flight to Mekele and Drive to Amedela

  • Take the morning flight to Mekele where you will be met and driven down to the Danakil Depression. This is one of the lowest places on earth, at 328 feet (100 meters) below sea level. Arrive in Amedela and continue driving to Assale, where the Afar and Tigre people extract salt to transport it to the highlands with thousands of caravans of camels.
  • Overnight Camping in Amedela (it is without tints)

Day 2 & 3, Activity Explore Dallol area

  • Drive to Dallol, a settlement unoccupied except for its salt industry, and considered a ghost town. Geologically, the area is one of the very active areas of Ethiopia, with underground earth minerals that are pushed out due to high pressure and crystallized when coming in contact with atmospheric oxygen. The result is mineral hills of different shapes and colors, as well as shooting spring waters and geysers.
  • Overnight camping Amedela (it is without tints)

Day 4 & 5, Activity Explore Erta Ale area

  • Drive to Erta Ale via Kusruad, a volcano whose name means "smoking mountain." It takes 3.5 hours to trek up to the top of the mount where one can clearly observe the crater pit filled with a lake of lava. This is one of the only 4 volcanoes in the world a permanent lava lake.
  • Overnight Camping in Kusruad and Erta Ale (it is without tints)

Day 6 Activity Explore Afdera

  • Visit Afdera, a salty water lake found in the town named after the lake. Here salt is extracted in a more systematic way. The water is pumped in to ponds where it is left to evaporate under the baking sun of Afdera. When the water has all evaporated, salt remains.
  • Overnight camping in Afdera

Day 7 Activity Drive to Semera

  • Leave behind desert roads and hit the asphalt for a 260km journey to Logia where you will spend the night in a simple,
  • Overnight local hotel or Camping in Semera

Day 8 Activity Drive to Awash National park

  • Travel the most important road of Ethiopia connecting Addis with the port of Djibouti. Arrive in Awash and spend the night at Awash Falls Lodge, located inside Awash National Park.
  • Overnight Lodge /Hotel/ camping

Day 9 Activity Drive to Addis Ababa

  • Explore Awash National Park in the morning before driving back to Addis, where your journey ends.

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Day 1, Activity flight to Mekele and Drive to Amedela

  • Take the…

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Description

Day 1, Activity flight to Mekele and Drive to Amedela

  • Take the morning flight to Mekele where you will be met and driven down to the Danakil Depression. This is one of the lowest places on earth, at 328 feet (100 meters) below sea level. Arrive in Amedela and continue driving to Assale, where the Afar and Tigre people extract salt to transport it to the highlands with thousands of caravans of camels.
  • Overnight Camping in Amedela (it is without tints)

Day 2 & 3, Activity Explore Dallol area

  • Drive to Dallol, a settlement unoccupied except for its salt industry, and considered a ghost town. Geologically, the area is one of the very active areas of Ethiopia, with underground earth minerals that are pushed out due to high pressure and crystallized when coming in contact with atmospheric oxygen. The result is mineral hills of different shapes and colors, as well as shooting spring waters and geysers.
  • Overnight camping Amedela (it is without tints)

Day 4 & 5, Activity Explore Erta Ale area

  • Drive to Erta Ale via Kusruad, a volcano whose name means "smoking mountain." It takes 3.5 hours to trek up to the top of the mount where one can clearly observe the crater pit filled with a lake of lava. This is one of the only 4 volcanoes in the world a permanent lava lake.
  • Overnight Camping in Kusruad and Erta Ale (it is without tints)

Day 6 Activity Explore Afdera

  • Visit Afdera, a salty water lake found in the town named after the lake. Here salt is extracted in a more systematic way. The water is pumped in to ponds where it is left to evaporate under the baking sun of Afdera. When the water has all evaporated, salt remains.
  • Overnight camping in Afdera

Day 7 Activity Drive to Semera

  • Leave behind desert roads and hit the asphalt for a 260km journey to Logia where you will spend the night in a simple,
  • Overnight local hotel or Camping in Semera

Day 8 Activity Drive to Awash National park

  • Travel the most important road of Ethiopia connecting Addis with the port of Djibouti. Arrive in Awash and spend the night at Awash Falls Lodge, located inside Awash National Park.
  • Overnight Lodge /Hotel/ camping

Day 9 Activity Drive to Addis Ababa

  • Explore Awash National Park in the morning before driving back to Addis, where your journey ends.
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Days : 9 | Nights : 8


Inclusions


  • Local tax
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Transportation
  • Restaurant Nearby
  • Parking
  • Guides / Assistance
  • Live entertainment
  • Dinner
  • Room service and meals
  • Professional tour escort
  • Admission to park(s)
  • Driver
  • Service fee for tour guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Safety deposit boxes

Exclusions


  •     Return Airport Transfer    
  •     Alcoholic beverages    
  •     Tankwa Tours    

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