This adventurous trip takes us from the beautiful coastline of Djibouti to the unforgiving Danakil Depression, one of the lowest and hottest places on earth. A journey of contrasts, the trip starts with a boat trip exploring the islands of Moucha and Maskali and the surrounding crystal clear waters before continuing inland towards the Danakil. Heading inland towards Ethiopia, stopping off at Lake Assal, the lowest point on the African continent; and camping next to the lunar landscapes of Lake Abbe before crossing the border.
Once in Ethiopia, the journey into the Danakil takes us to the shores of Lake Afrera, the alien landscapes of Dallol, and a trek to the top of the active volcano – Erta Ale. From about 120m below sea level, we then follow the route of the Salt Caravans, climbing the mountains that rise steeply from the Rift Valley into Tigray region and on to Mekele before ending our journey in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa.
Due to the ever changing nature of the volcano and the region, the visibility of the lava lake and lava flows may vary. Please contact the office for the current situation and up to date information.
ALL OUR SMALL GROUP TOURS HAVE NO LOCAL PAYMENTS, HIDDEN EXTRAS OR COMPULSORY SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS