2-Days Danakil Depression From Mekele


Enjoy the sulfurous lakes, and salt flats with this two days trip to the hottest, driest place on earth.

Day 1: Drive to Hamed Ela

After having breakfast you will drive to Hamed Ela (180 Km from Mekelle) via Berehaile. On arrival at Berehaile, you will pick up mandatory police, scouts, road guides, and permits for the Afar region. On your way, you will notice striking changes in scenery as you drop from 2,220 elevation to below sea level, the Dankile depression begins here. It is one of the most inhospitable regions of the world but is nonetheless spectacular, full of eye-catching colors, as in the sulfur springs. The desert has several points lying more than 100 meters (328 ft) below sea level.

En route you will see many long caravans going to the salt mines and others coming out of the Danakil with their salt-loaded camels. Overnight stay camping at Hamed Ela.

Day 2: Excursion to Ragad (Asebo) and Dallol Depression, 25 km from Hamed Ela

Early in the morning after having breakfast, you will have a day trip to Ragad (Asebo), the place where the salts are mined. Observe the breaking of the salt from the ground, cutting it into rectangular pieces, and loading it on camels.

Then you drive ahead to Dallol(116 meters below sea level, one of the lowest places in the world) and visit the different landscapes formed by volcanic activity, Dallol includes the Sulfur Lake, Salt Mountain, colorful hot spring water, and Camel Caravan.

Later back to Hamed Ela. Then drive back to Mekelle. End of the tour.

• Please note: This tour may precede or follow any other Ethiopian tours offered by Worqamba Ethiopia Tour.

• This trip can be tailor-made throughout the year to suit your requirement.

What’s include

  • 4WD transportation including fuel expenses and drivers allowance
  • All Entrance fees and licenses as per the program
  • Accommodation and all meals throughout the tour.
  • Non-Alcoholic Beverages and plenty of bottles of water for the trip.
  • Minimum of 2 cars per trip with local security
  • Camel and camel tires s
  • Local guide service for the afar region as per the program
  • Cooking, camping equipment
  • Scout and police service in Afar Region as per the program
  • Experienced cook
  • Camel and camel tires s
  • Camel and camel tires

What’s exclude

  • Tips
  • Domestic flights Addis Ababa-Mekelle-Addis Ababa
  • Meals, except camping day in Dankile Depression

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