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9 Days Trip to Afar Denakil Dipression

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9 Days and 8 Nights

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Daily Tour

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Unlimited

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Overview

Denakil Depression, one of Africa's most striking geographical features is a giant tear across the earth's surface visible even from space: the Great Rift Valley. Extending from the Middle East to Mozambique, the Rift Valley passes in a north-easterly to South-westerly direction right through Ethiopia, endowing the country with some... More

Denakil Depression, one of Africa’s most striking geographical features is a giant tear across the earth’s surface visible even from space: the Great Rift Valley. Extending from the Middle East to Mozambique, the Rift Valley passes in a north-easterly to South-westerly direction right through Ethiopia, endowing the country with some spectacular sights range from hot, dry and barren places to a string of beautiful lakes. This tremendous collapse of the earth’s surface occurred at the same time that the Arabia Peninsula, geologically a part of Africa. The Afar Depression is a plate tectonic triple junction where the spreading ridges that are forming the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden emerge on land and meet the East African Rift. The Afar Depression is one of two places on Earth where a mid-ocean ridge can be studied on land, the other being Iceland. While you visit this stunning nature gift you will experience one of the lowest places on earth 120 meter below sea level at Dallol, the breathtaking mineral colors with salt mountains with bubbling spring, Lake Asala, traditional salt extraction by the Afar and Tigray people, Afdera salt lake with Ertale active volcano and much more adventure.

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Day 1: Arrive to Addis Ababa
Day 1: Arrive to Addis Ababa

Afternoon city tour in Addis Ababa, Overnight in Hotel.

Day 2: Fly to Mekele and drive to the Afar Depression
Day 2: Fly to Mekele and drive to the Afar Depression

Overnight Camping.

Day 3: Drive to Dallol
Day 3: Drive to Dallol

Visit around and then get Back to Ahmedelle. Overnight Camping

Day 4: Drive to Dodom.
Day 4: Drive to Dodom.

Overnight Camping

Day 5: Ertale volcanic hill
Day 5: Ertale volcanic hill

In the morning Walk to the Ertale volcanic hill, visit the active volcano and around Overnight Camping

Day 6: Ertale volcanic hill
Day 6: Ertale volcanic hill

In the morning you will walk back to the cars, and then drive to Afdera. Visit afdera salt Lake Overnight Camping

Day 7: Drive to Semera or Logiya.
Day 7: Drive to Semera or Logiya.

Overnight Local Hotel.

Day 8: Drive to Awash National Park
Day 8: Drive to Awash National Park

Drive to see some wild life. Overnight Lodge.

Day 9: Drive back to Addis Ababa and evening departure
Day 9: Drive back to Addis Ababa  and evening departure

Drive back to Addis Ababa to have a farewell and go to the airport to Departure.

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  • Guide
  • Scout
  • entrance fee
  • Food and bottled water
  • alcoholic drinks
  • tips

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