Denakil Depression

Code: DSAT 004
  • denakil-depresion
  • wkuro
  • denki
  • erali
  • salt

Denakil depression extraordinary natural formation!!

These packages are truly strange and will take you to the remotest, lowest and hottest place in the world. Here you will witness the active volcano of Erta Ale; it is absolutely worthy to see the bubbling lava. “This is the place where the earth breaths as we do!” Denakil depression is the most astonishing place, nowhere in the World but in Ethiopia.

This place could probably exceed all your expectations: marvelous scenery, colorful mineral deposits, Alarming earth tremors, camel caravans, the salt lake areas, exotic culture…

Danakil Depression is an extraordinary occurrence in the world. No word, picture or filming equitable to explain about it. The only real picture is being there physically & putting it photographed in your mind! Come and explore the life time memory of the Danakil depression’s miraculous event. We are looking forward to take you there as your agent in Ethiopia.

TOUR PROGRAM Denakil Depression Itinerary
4 Days 3 Nights
Air and Land (4WD) Accommodations
4 Days 3 Nights Professional guide
Entrance fees
Guide gratuity



Day 1: Fly to Mekele Drive Mekele to Hammed Ela

Fly Addis Abeba to Mekele in the early morning; after arranging the necessary materials for our tour to Afar (camping gears, cooking utensils, and different food items) then drive from mekele via Berahile to Hammed Ela. After the small town of Agula; we descend to the Afar Region. At many spots on the way; you will see camel caravans, transporting rock salt from Lake Asalé to the town of Mekele. Entrance tickets will be collected at the small town of Berahile (110km from Mekele). Then proceed towards Hammed Ela; accompanying with Afar polices and a local guide from Berahile. Overnight – camping (in Afar House) – Hammed Ela


Day 2 : Drive Hammed Ela –Dallol – Lake Asalé– Ahmed Ela

After early breakfast drive 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; then head to the Lake Asalé, salty Lake and visit the salt workers and the merchant. Most of this vast and unpopulated region lies below sea level at 116 Meters. Finally drive back to Hamedela for overnight stay; overnight Camping at Ahmed Ela.


Day 3 : Drive from Hamed Ela – Erta Ale

Morning; drive from Hammed Ela towards Arte Ale (78km road) via Kursewat. After arranging camel/s for Erta Ale Mountain, then climb Erta Ale accompanied with camping gears, being loaded by Afar Camel (3-4hrs walk). After a short siesta, explore the extraordinary lava that babbles from its mouth of Erta Ale volcanic fire. During night time the volcano will be fully seen with its magnificent color of zigzagging fire, produced from huge rocks. Therefore; in the evening, we will descend from Camping site to the drama of the volcano. Overnight- camping on the top of Arte Ale.


Day 4 : Erta Ale – Wukro rock churches – fly back to Addis

Morning; drive from Erta Ale via Hammed Ela to wukro on the same day, you will visit rock hewn churches of Tigray including Abreha Astebeha (it is a rock Hewn church & its interior is scrupulously decorated) & the semi monolithic church of Wukro Cherkos (All of its sides except the eastern side is isolated from the cliff) finally head to Mekele for your back flight to Addis Abeba.  Before your back flight, in the evening Stone Age tour and travel will invite you a farewell dinner party in one of the traditional Ethiopian restaurant with Traditional music and dance. Transfer to Airport for your back flight to home. {End of your tour}


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