Program: Adventure tour to Dallol, Erta
Ale and the Danakil depression
ONE OF THE FINEST ADVENTURES ON THE FACE
OF THE EARTH
Day 01: Arrive Addis Ababa
Arrival at Bole International Airport.
Greeted by IETT guide and driver,
transfer to hotel for check-in. City
tour of Addis Ababa including the
panoramic view point Entoto
Mountain,merkato, said to be Africas
largest market of its kind, and the
National Museum (home of Lucy, hominid
skeleton dating back 3.2 million years)
and the ethnographic museums. In the
evening, traditional Ethiopian dinner
with cultural music and dance show.
Overnight at hotel in Addis Ababa.
Day 02: drive to Awash
Morning start drive 230km South of Addis
Ababa in the rift valley pass the Town
Debre Zeith creator Lake and Nazareth
town to visit Awash Park with its
volcano landscapes and savannah
grassland habitat for a variety of bird
species. Arrive and check in
Late afternoon we explore the Awash
National park which is home to mammals
such as Oryx, Lesser Kudu, Hammadryas
Baboon and Olive Baboon, Vervet Monkey,
Salt?fs Dick-dick and more.
Overnight at Hotel in in Awash town or
lodge in Awash national park.
Day 04: drive to Afdera
Morning after breakfast start drive
after passing the town and cross the
Awash River bridge outside the town we
get to the junction where the road
forks, straight ahead for Dire Dawa and
Harar, and left for Djibouti and the Red
Sea. This day we wonder the Rift valley
scenery and Afar people and their
village. Have lunch at Samara, process
our entrance permission and also from
here we will have two Police men and one
road guide accompany us for the Afar
depression continue to Afdera. Overnight
camping at side of Lake Afdera or hotel.
Day 05: Drive to Kusrewad and Erta Ale.
Drive to kusrewad here where we arrange
the camel to ascend our logistics and
for those who wish to ride, Local
militia and rock guide apart from those
who already with us. Late afternoon
start walking to Erta ?eale. Around 5 pm
3 hours trek climb to Erta Ale volcano
and overnight on the top of the
mountain. Erta Ale is 613 meters tall,
with a lava lake, one of only five in
the world, at the summit. It is notable
for being the longest existing lava
lake, present since the early years of
the twentieth century. Overnight on the
Day 06: Drive to Hammed Ela
Around 9 AM we will be at foot base of
the volcanic mountain where our cook and
cars camp have our breakfast and drive
to Hammed Ela via Kusrewad. This day
drive will be the most challenging drive
of all day which may be happen to stuck
in the Sand and inhospitable weather, we
should keep rehydrate to you manage the
driving. Arrive Hammed Ela overnight
camping at Hammed Ela.
Day 07: Dallol Salphur spring, Lake
Assale Salt Bar and camel caravans.
Excursion to Dallol (116 meter below sea
level, one of the lowest places in the
world) colorful salts mining, visit Lake
Assale, follow up camel?fs caravans and
walk with the Afar and people from
highland. The traditional way of
extracting Salt bar, which once used as
local currency, packing on the Camel.
You?fll see how they prepare their
traditional bread, how they travel,
communicate & more. It is another unique
experience. Back to Hamed Ela. Camping.
Day 08: Hammed Ela - Mekele.
Drive to Mekele via the town of Berhale
in the River bed Ascend all way to the
Tigrian highland with the camel caravans
and stop for photo over the depression.
Overnight in Mekelle.
Day 09: Dive to Kombolcha
Drive to Kombolcha through beautiful
mountain scenery via Alamata-Kobbo on
the way visit the Agaw and Amhara people
at their village. Stop at Hayk to Island
Monastery and then proceed to Kombolcha
Day 10: Drive to Addis Ababa
Returning to Addis through Kemise and
Senbete the local towns where Amhara,
Oromo and Afar people get together on
market days. We will also explore the
underground tunnels of the Debresina
Mountains and stop at Tarmaber view
point to locate the endemic Ankober
Serin, Brown-rumped Seedeater,
Stripe-breasted Seedeater and
Yellow-crowned Canary and the Endemic
In the evening/afternoon, farewell party
with cultural dinner and traditional
special buffet and local drinks to
experience Ethiopias cultural meals and
drinks. After farewell party transfer to
Bole international airport for
international departure. End of Tour
Upon request the above tour program can
be modified, differently rearranged,
combined with other itineraries and
shorten or extended to suit your
interest, time, and budget. Please
contact us for further details.