Danakil Depression Tour 3 Days
In the Danakil Depression Tour 3 Days the destinations to be visited are Ertale volcano, Dallol Depression, Salt flats, lake Asale and Camel caravan.
In the morning our driver will pick you from the airport and breakfast will be in Mekelle, then shortly After you will depart to Ertale via Ababla. The drive to Volcano lake is a good asphalt road via Erepti except a 49 km dirt road before the camp site Kisrawad. In Erepti Town you will stop for lunch and pick 4 security personnel as a protocol for security. At around 5:00 you will be in The camp site near Kisrawad. Once you are at the camp the 4 hour trekking will began to Ertal accompanied by 5 Security guys and a camel to carry your camping gear. Dinner will be served in the Rim ove the volcano lake and you can get as close as possible few meters from the lake under the guidance of you tour guide. Early morning before the sun rise trek back to the camp for breakfast and began the road to HamedEla. NOTE: Once we left Mekelle No Power is available. Plus: Camel Riding is available whilst trekking to Ertale,
After breakfast in camp Askoma, we drive to Hamedela via Abbala town the total drive is 297km in which 49km is a dirt road the rest 248km is world class asphalt road, lunch in Abala town then continue to Hamedela, all the way we will stop for stretching and plenty of extraordinary views and photogenic landscapes, In Berahale 40km south of Hamedela we will pick security guys and Afari special policemen. Hamed ela is 16km south of the salt Lake Garum, after dropping the cook and his cooking stuff we will drive to Lake Garum for a beautiful sun set, on the way enjoy camel caravans going back from the salt excavation fields, snack will be in the middle of the salt Lake Karum BoraleTours special treatment, the white desert surrounding the big lake is unique, then you drive back to Hamedela, after enjoying dinner, sleep in the Afar made bamboo beds. Note: In Hamedela which is a small military outpost inhabited by not more than 500 people , Electric is Available until 10pm.
This day you will have to wake up early morning as early as 6:00am, by 7:30am everyone must be ready for the excursion to Dallol, we will pick 4 Ethiopian army personnel. the other world looking Dallol is 40km north west of Hamedela camp, In Dallol Depression you will visit The colorful landscape of Mount Dallol created by the 1906 volcano eruption The salt canyons, sulfuric acid ponds some are as deep as 400m, The 2000 years old Traditional salt excavation methods north of lake Garum where more than 2500 camels and 1000 donkeys wait to be loaded salt bricks excavated by the Afaris and Tigrians, Black sulfuric acid ponds, Yellow sulfuric acid ponds, Iron mountains, The ruins of the potash company used by And at around lunch time drive back to Hamedela, Italians until 1952. Etc.. the army personnel, pick the·drop cook a and our stuff, drive to Makelle 130km via Berahale, Lunch in Berahale, then at around 3pm you will arrive in Mekelle we take you to hotel in Mekelle or Drive to the airport, for a flight back to Addis Ababa