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DANAKIL DEPRESSION 8 DAYS EASTERN ROUTE TOUR

DANAKIL DEPRESSION 8 DAYS EASTERN ROUTE TOUR


DANAKIL DEPRESSION ◐ TOUR CODE: OVET-013 ☀ DURATION: 08 DAYS ◐ TRANSPORTATION: LAND ☀ DESTINATION: JOURNEY TO THE DANAKIL DEPRESSION VIA AWASH ETHIOPIA

addis-Ethiopia-sheger-park

DAY. 01: ARRIVAL OF ADDIS ABABA AND SIGHT SEEING

Up on arrival at Bole International airport you will be meet OVET Ethiopia Tours representatives and be taken to your reserved hotel. Depending up on time make sightseeing in Addis Ababa. The sightseeing includes the national museum (where you can see the Lucy fossil skeleton found), Unity Park and Entoto hills.


awash-national-park

DAY. 02: DRIVE TO AWASH NATIONAL PARK

Your journey begins with drive to Awash national park. Then visit the southern part of Awash national park where you can spot different kinds of wild animals like, Oryx, gazelle, warthog, Kudu, Baboons and Monkeys and different kinds of birds. The beautiful rift valley land formation over Awash river water falls and different views are also the beautiful part of the game drive in the national park.


Afdera-Salt-Lake-Ethiopia

DAY. 03: DRIVE TO AFDERA

Morning after breakfast start drive after passing the town and cross the Awash River bridge outside the town we get to the junction where the road forks, straight ahead for Dire Dawa and Harar, and left for Djibouti and the Red Sea. This day we wonder the Rift valley scenery and Afar people and their village. Have lunch at Samara, process our entrance permission and also from here we will have two Police men and one road guide accompany us for the Afar depression continue to Afdera.


Ertale-Ethiopia-Afar

DAY 04: DRIVE TO KUSREWAD AND ERTA ALE

Heading to kusrewad here where we arrange for the camel to ascend our logistics and for those who wish to ride, Local militia and rock guide apart from those who already with us. In the late afternoon start walking to Erta eale. Around 5 pm 3 hours trek climb to Erta Ale volcano and overnight on the top of the mountain. Erta Ale is 613 meters tall, with a lava lake, one of only five in the world, at the summit. It is notable for being the longest existing lava lake, present since the early years of the twentieth century.


DAY 05: DRIVE TO HAMMED ELA

Around 9 am we will be at the foot base of the volcanic mountain where our cook and cars camp have our breakfast and drive to Hammed Ela via Kusrewad. This day drive will be the most challenging drive of all-day which maybe happen to stuck in the Sand and inhospitable weather, we should keep rehydrating to you manage the driving. Arrive Hammed Ela.


DANAKIL DEPRESSION

DAY 06 : DALLOL SULPHUR SPRING, LAKE ASSALE SALT BAR AND CAMEL CARAVANS.

Excursion to Dallol (116 meters below sea level, one of the lowest places in the world) colorful salts mining, visit Lake Assale, follow up camel of caravans and walk with the Afar and people from highland. The traditional way of extracting Salt bar, which once used as local currency, packing on the Camel in the Danakil Depression.

You see how they prepare their traditional bread, how they travel, communicate & more. It is another unique experience. Back to Hamed Ela.


DAY 07 : HAMMED ELA – MEKELLE

Drive to Mekele via the town of Berhale in the River bed Ascend all way to the Tigrian highland with the camel caravans and stop for photo over the depression.


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DAY 08: DRIVE BACK TO ADDIS

Catch a morning flight to fly back to Addis. final Shopping at the souvenir shop and evening farewell dinner at a traditional restaurant with folkloric dance. and transfer to the airport for your departure.


This itinerary is flexible, and will likely change depending on your choice and schedule.


Included

Accommodation as per the program based on twin or double room

All transfer in and transfer out services

Ground transportation

Local guides and Scout If needed

All entrance fees as per the program

Internal flight tickets

Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Excluded

Any alcoholic drinks

Any videography or camera fees if needed

Any personal expenses like internet, telephone, fax

Services that are not mentioned in the included section