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The tour will start at 3am from Mekelle heading to the North eastern part of Ethiopia, Danakil Depression. After we drive 45km asphalt road via Kwiha town we will reach Abala town in the Afar region. Starting from this town we will have 2 Afar police men joiners with us till we leave the region on the 4th day. Continue driving of 68km asphalt under construction we reach Erebti. After lunch, we proceed 16km pista and 104km asphalt road to reach Afdera.
In the morning, we enjoy Lake Afrera and see how to harvest the salt in a modern way. Lake Afrera is a salt lake with around 100 square kilometers; if you like you can swim in there.
Next to the lake is a hot spring with mineral water, which invites you for taking a bath. On the way to the lake and back we take time to watch the wildlife in this area, a lot of ostrich, different kind of big birds, antelopes and other wild animals are living there. After lunch, we proceed to ErtaAla via Kesrawat. In Kesrawat, we will pick other four special forces with us till we drop them back in the next day. In the bottom of the volcano, we will take some time till the sun goes down. After diner, we start hiking of 9.5km (around 3 hours) to reach the top, The ErtaAle Volcano.
We walk down to the camp at the bottom of the volcano, have breakfast and drive back to Hamadella, where we reach in the afternoon. The meals are served on the way in the shadow of some palms. We do a walk in the Afar town “Hamadella” to show you how the people live and survive in the conditions of the desert. You have time to buy souvenirs, take pictures of the Afar and their village and you´ll see plenty of the camel caravans.
After breakfast early in the morning we start our journey, with 45km through Dallol Depression. On our round we visit different places like salt lakes (red and black water), the colorful salt lakes and thermo active springs of Dallol, potash, sulfur and other minerals, the wide white salt desert, a cave and pure natural designed rocks and the field where the Afar people are harvesting the salt in the traditional way and where the camel caravans start their long trek to towns like Mekelle. After Dallol and lunch we travel back to Mekelle, which we reach in the evening.
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