Dalol Depression Tours - DSAT 003

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TOUR CODE: DSAT 003

DURATION: 14 DAYS & 13 NIGHTS 

TRANSPORTATION: ALL THE WAY SURFACE

Program Highlights

DAY 01: ARRIVAL ADDIS ABABA  

DAY 02: ADDIS ABABA – KOMBOLCHA 

DAY 03: KOMBOLCHA – MEKELLE

DAY 04: MEKELLE - AHMED ELA

DAY 05: AHMED ELA – LAKE ASALE - DENAKIL DEPRESSION

DAY 06: AHMED ELA – DODOME - ERTA ALE

DAY 07: ERTA ALE – DODOME – AFDERA 

DAY 08: AFDERA - SEMERA  

DAY 09: SEMERA – AWASH

DAY 10: FULL DAY GAME DRIVING AT AWASH NATIONAL PARK

DAY 11: AWASH – HARAR 

DAY 12: FULL DAY TOUR OF HARAR

DAY 13: HARAR – ADDIS ABABA 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 01: ARRIVAL ADDIS ABABA 

Arrival at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. You will be welcomed by our representatives and transferred to hotel. OVERNIGHT GHION/JUPITER INTERNATIONAL HOTEL  

DAY 02: ADDIS ABABA – KOMBOLCHA 

In the morning, you will drive to Kombolcha, on the way admiring the western edge of the Great Rift Valley system, possibly market days and visit the Amhara and Oromo people. OVERNIGHT SUNNY SIDE /TEKLE HOTEL  

DAY 03: KOMBOLCHA – MEKELLE

Leave Kombolcha for Mekelle on the way visit the monastery of Hayk Estiphanos. Mekelle was established in the 13th century and in the 19th century Emperor Yohannes IV, made it his capital. It is a plateau land expanse, located between the Dallol/Denakil Depression in the east and the Simien Mountains in the southwest and this will allow you enjoy many prominent geographical features. OVERNIGHT AXUM HOTEL /YORDANOS HOTEL

DAY 04: MEKELLE - AHMED ELA

In the morning, drive to Ahmed Ela via Agula and Berhaile, on the way admiring the camel caravan. At Hamed Ela, we will collect an escort, local guide and policeman, which is mandatory and necessary for our trip. OVERNIGHT CAMPING AT AHMED ELA

DAY 05: AHMED ELA – LAKE ASALE - DENAKIL DEPRESSION

After 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 Tigraian Highlands and is officially listed as the hottest and active place on the earth surface with an average temperature of 40 - 45 degrees Celsius. Most of this vast and unpopulated region lies below sea level at 116 Meters. In the late afternoon drive back to Hamedela for overnight stay. OVERNIGHT CAMPING AT AHMED ELA

DAY 06: AHMED ELA – DODOME - ERTA ALE

In the morning, we 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. OVERNIGHT CAMPING AT ERTA ALE

 

 

 

 

 

 

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