How Hot is Danakil Depression
Danakil Depression temperature – Danakil is a geological formation located in the north end of the Afar Triangle caused by the continental rifting of Afar triple junction in Eastern Africa.
Danakil Depression Geology
The Danakil Depression is the result of triple plate tectonic movement that is ripping the Africa Arabian and the semolina plates apart. As a result of being one of the lowest places on the plane Danakil Depression is known by many as the hottest place on earth for a reason, as the months May Jun and July the highest temperature recorded is 60 degrees and at night 45 degrees, sometime in the evenings can also be very dray cold and windy.
How to Get To Danakil Depression
since recent years Danakil is becoming a tourism hot spot for its famous Ertale the longest existing active volcano eruption and Volcano lake and Dallo depression with it.. and travelers mostly pick a tour from Mekele or Addis Ababa. Almost 99% of tours depart from Mekele and ends in Mekele.
Things to do in Danakil Depression
Erta Ale – the longest continually erupted volcano
Lake Asale – Is the second largest salt flat on earth next to Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni and its also the second lowest place in Africa next to lake Asale in Djibouti
Dallol colorful mountain
Camel Caravans – Transporting salt
Danakil Depression Animals
Danakil Depression is one of the most inhospitable places on Earth but some form of life loves this and they are known as the Extrimopholis or Haidrophilia bacteria in the Dallol Mountain. Beside this to the eastern part of the Danakil you can see the rare African wild Donky native to Danakil, Gazelles, and Different kind of birds.
Danakil Depression Safety
Since the peace deal and reforms happened between Eritrea and Ethiopia in 2018 the safety of expeditions to Danakil Depressionis improved. but still the danger in Danakil Depression is not only a man made, nature can also be a danger to travelers just in January a women was left behind at Dallol mountain by her tour agency then when they got back to her after 2 hours already suffering heat stroke from the temperature.
Below are Some safety precautions
1, It is impossible to travel on your own so find tours from Mekele or Addis Ababa in Advance. you Are more than welcome to travel with us.
2, Make a detailed agreement on the size & Numbers of the group you will join.
3, for any size of a group it can be 1 private traveler or 12 tourists or even 60 tourists the number of the security guards is always 4 men so Avoid big groups
4, Make sure you are traveling with tour operators who care.
5, Don’t stray far or do Not leave your group!
Necessity to pack for the Danakil Depression
- Torch Lights , Head lamps
- Trekking shoes
- Trekking pants
- Trekking shorts and light clothes
- We provide generator but we advise you bring light power bank
- If your trip is in scientific expedition lab gears
Our Three Package Tour Price
- Private photography Tour – Designed for photographers, family vacationers or honeymooners, or friends
- Standard GET 3 days Danakil Tour– This option is where the group will be less than 10 travelers and a window seat which means 3 travelers per a land cruiser price is – $500/pax
- Joining Group price – $300/pax
Package price includes
Entrance fees, Security fees, world class cook, and cooking stuff, camping gear, Latest land cruisers, 4 person/land cruiser, car fuel, driver, guide fees, non limited amount of mineral water.
Package price excludes –
Tips and alcoholic drinks.