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Art and Music Tour
Visit Bale the biggest afro alpine vegetation in Africa
Culture and Trek
Danakil Depression
Eastern part of Ethiopia and Djibouti
North and South Itenerary
Omo national park, Surma and Buma Tribes
Tigray Rock Churches and Dalol Depression
Touching Ethiopia

Tribes of Omo valley, Mursi, Body, Hammer, karo, Dasanech Elbore and Kaonso

Visit the Simen Mountains

Danakil Depression (Afar Triangle / Afar Depression)

Visit the lowest and hottest place in the world the Danakil depression

The Danakil depression is a fascinating landscape formed by volcanic activity in the Great Rift Valley system, and is one of the lowest parts of the world (deepest point 120 m bsl). Its main attractions are the active volcano Mount Ert Ale (with permanent eruptions or constant lava stream), the Dalol desert with its hot springs, salt lakes and salt caravans, archaeological sites and the Afar nomads inhabiting this area, who had a reputation for killing every stranger till a few years ago.

D and F Tours PLC has extensive and proven experience in the challenging Danakil area
and can therefore offer extraordinary tours for real discoverers:

Detailed Itinerary

The Danakil depression is a fascinating landscape formed by volcanic activity in the Great Rift Valley system, and is one of the lowest parts of the world (deepest point 120 m bsl). Its main attractions are the active volcano Mount Ert Ale (with permanent eruptions or constant lava stream), the Dalol desert with its hot springs, salt lakes and salt caravans, archaeological sites and the Afar nomads inhabiting this area, who had a reputation for killing every stranger till a few years ago.

D and F Tours PLC has extensive and proven experience in the challenging Danakil area and can therefore offer extraordinary tours for real discoverers:

Dalol Valley

Day 1 Arrival at Addis Ababa. Meet D & F tour agent and transfer to your hotel, welcome drinks, orientation about the program, and check-in. O/n Hotel.

Day 2 Drive from Addis Ababa to Kombolcha. O/n Sunny Side Hotel Camping at a Spectacular viewpoint over Hadar Archeological site.

Day 3 Drive from Kombolcha to Dupti, on the way visit Hadar Archeological site, from where the famous fossil of Lucy was excavated in 1974. O/n Dupti Guest House.

Day 4 Drive from Dupti to Alolebed hot spring, on the way visiting the Afar Nomad villages, P.M Drive from Dubti to Aysaita on the way visit the Afar villages. O/n Basha Hotel

Day 5 Drive early in the morning from Aysaita to Afambo Delta, the end of Awash River.It is the only river with a peculiar feature. It’s distinguished for its inland drainage which starts and ends within the country, sinking in the desert by making a beautiful delta sanctuary for birds and wild animals, on the way visit Afar village and continue in to Afdera Lake. O/n Afdera at a very small local Hotel.

Day 6 Drive from Afdera to the last point where you stop the cars and walk for 2-3 hours in to Erta Ale Volcanic Eruption. The Volcanic eruption is more colorful and good for picture at night. Overnight at the top of the Creator

Day 7 After early morning Sunrise view over the volcano, walk back to the car and drive to Dalol. O/n camping At Ahmed Ela.

Day 8 Full day excursion trip Dalol Core to see colorful, streams, hills and ponds and Lake Asale when the people extracting the stone salts and the camels waiting until the load is ready. PM the camels start moving from Dalo to the Highland, watching hundreds of Camels in caravan is the most memorable experience. O/n Ahmed Ela camping.

Day 9 Drive from Ahemed Ela to Berhaile, on the way taking photos of the Camel Salt caravans from Lake Asale to Mekele. O/n Berhaile Camping, we will camp in the local village where you can have again a special encounter with the afar people. We will visit their home; we will have coffee with them in the next morning.

Day 10 Drive from Berhaile to Geralta Eco Lodge , on the way visit the Tigray Rock Churches. O/n Geralta Eco Lodge.

Day 11 Visit more other rock churches and drive to Mekele. O/n Axum Hotel.

Day 12 Drive from Mekele to Lalibela

Day 13 Visit Lalibela Rock Churches

Day 14 Fly from Lalibela to Addis Ababa, check-in to hotel for day use room and transferred out in the night for your international departure


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