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Ethiopia with Danakil Depression and Djibouti

About this Tour

An adventure expedition to some of the most surreal landscapes in the world. We start off in the Ethiopian highlands before going for several days into the desert. Incredible highlights lie ahead of us, such as the ascent of Erta Ale volcano with overnight camping at the rim of the crater, the surreal landscapes of Dallol, the salt mining at lake Afrera, lake Assal, the lowest point on the African Continent or the abstract lime stone chimneys around lake Abbe. After a few hot days in the desert, we recover at the pristine white sand beaches of the Gulf of Djibouti with a good chance to encounter whale sharks, which gather here every year between October and February. On our way back from Djibouti to Addis Ababa, we cross Eastern Ethiopia, where amongst other we will visit fascinating holy town of Harar or the Awash National Park

  1. Crossing of the Ethiopian highlands with a visit to Senbete market
  2. Expedition into the Danakil depression with ascent of Erta Ale volcano and overnight camping at the rim of the crater
  3. Surreal landscapes of Dallol
  4. Lake Assal, the lowest point on the African Continent
  5. Fascinating landscape around lake Abbe in the desert of Djibouti
  6. Snorkelling with whale sharks in the Gulf of Djibouti
  7. City Tour of Djibouti
  8. Visit of Harar (UNESCO world heritage site) with legendary hyena feeding at night
  9. Overnight at Awash National Park

The Dallol volcano

The Dallol volcano is covered by a thick layer of salt, however, it still shows its presence through bizarre salt formations, hundreds of fumaroles (escapes of gas) as well as acid lakes in all colours.


Erta Ale

Erta Ale is 613 meters high and ranks as one of the most alluring and physically challenging natural attractions in Ethiopia. It is a shield volcano with a base diameter of 30 km and a 1km square caldera at the summit containing the world’s only permanent lava lake.


Gulf of Djibouti

We visit Djibouti City and its interesting market.


Addis Ababa, Bole k/ketema, Wereda-10


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