6 DAYS TOUR TO DANAKILL DEPPRESSION
Day. 01: Arrival of Addis Ababa and Sight seeing
Arrival Addis Ababa and transfer to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time make sightseeing in Addis. The sightseeing includes the national museum (where you can see the Lucy fossil skeleton) found) the Ethnological museum, Trinity cathedral church, Entoto hills and Merkato. O/N HOTEL Day. 02: Fly to Mekele and drive to Hamdela, Beginning the tour to Danakill Desert.
Early in the morning after breakfast transfer to air port to fly to Mekelle and meet the vehicle and guide at the air port and short break coffee bars in Mekelle. Then continue driving to Hamedela and Picnic lunch at Berhale where we arrange the permits and police escort. You will be around late afternoon at Hamdela campsite where you will be staying camping for two nights. On the way you will also admire some local Tigre and Afar tribes’ village and camel caravan carrying the salt bars to transport it to the nearest local town.
O/n Camping Hamedela
Day. 03: Hamed Ela – Dodome – Erta Ale
In the morning, drive to Dodome. Here we will arrange camels to transport your luggage and water, and then you will start hiking to the Erta Ale Volcanic hills (613 meters above sea level) which is 15km one way, and walk to see the volcanic eruption. The eruption is so colorful and spectacular. At night, we will camp nearby the eruption, on the crater rim above the active lava lake.O/N Camping at ERTALE
Day. 04: More excursions in Dodom and drive back to Hamadela
Climbing again early in the morning to the rim to see the sun set, then drive to Hamedela. Late after noon visit camel caravan.
O/n Camping at Hamedela
Day. 05: Excursion to Daloll depression drive back to MekeleAfter early breakfast drive to the Lake Asale, salty Lake and visit the salt workers and the merchant, then head to Dallol/Denakil Depression, which straddles the Eritrean border to the east of the Tigrian Highlands and is officially listed as the hottest and active place on the earth surface with an average temperature of 40 – 50 degrees Celsius. Most of this vast and unpopulated region lies below sea level at 116 Meters. Then drive back to Mekelle. O/N Hotel
Morning after breakfast transfer to air port for flight back to Addis Ababa.
Day. 06: Fly back to Addis