Danakil Depression


The Danakil Depression lies at the triple junction of three tectonic plates and has a complex geological history. It has developed as a result of Africa and Asia moving apart, causing rifting and volcanic activity. Erosion, inundation by the sea, and the rising and falling of the ground have all played their part in the formation of this depression. Sedimentary rocks such as sandstone and limestone are unconformably overlain by basalt which resulted from extensive lava flows.


Previous East Ethiopia

Tour details

  • Language English
  • Currency Birr
  • Time Zone GMT+3
  • Drives on the Left
  • Calling code +251