An expedition to one of the most hottest, lowest and geologically active areas on the planet.
Discover some of the most breathtaking landscapes on earth : the Danakil Depression, Erta Ale Lava Lake, one of the most permanent lava lake on earth, active volcanoes with boiling lava lakes, lava fields, extraordinary landscapes with different colors of minerals, salt fields, sulfur fields, hot springs and more.
On this expedition, you will have a lava trek to visit one of few most permanent lava lakes on the planet, Erta Ale. You will also have the chance to witness an ancient tradition of extracting salt from the salt fields and transporting the salt bars with endless lines of camel caravan for days from the depression to the highland towns.
You will also discovery the east part of Ethiopia with the medieval walled city of Harar and Dire Dawa. Harar is considered to be the fourth most sacred center of the Islamic world.
- Afar people
- Danakil desert
- Active lava lake of Erta Ale
- Rock and salt formations at Dallol
- Spectacular landscapes of volcanoes, desert and highlands
- Dire Dawa (Railway station…)
- Harar (Jugol, Rimbaud House, Hyena show…)
- Awash National Park
Attention point :
The Danakil is renowned as the hottest place on the earth. Daytime temperatures frequently soar above 50°c. Please note in the Danakil, heat stroke is a real risk and those with heart conditions are advised not to travel.
End of September to February is the coolest time to visit the Danakil depression.
You have also to be aware that you will be obliged to respect strong safety regulations. We will travel in a convoy in the Danakil depression.