Afar, Dallol Depression & Ertale (11 Days & 10 Nights)

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Tour Code:        OTE-6001

Duration:           11 Days and 10 Night

Tour Title:         Afar, Dallol Depression & Ertale


The faulting and cracking of the eastern part of Africa caused the Great Rift Valley, which extends from the Middle East to Mozambique, passing in a north-south direction right through Ethiopia. This shearing of the earth's surface occurred at the same time that the Arabian Peninsula, geologically a part of Africa, was separated from the rest of the continent.

This volcanic activity, which has created the faulting & cracking of the earth, has continued until today & Danakil Depression is the witness among the many hot springs all over the country.

Now a days, at the very interesting place of adventure called "ERT-ALE" (meaning the smoking mountain in one of the local languages of Ethiopia ‘AFARIGNA’) earth tremors are often felt and exposed cones of old volcanic plugs are seen throughout the plateau.

We, therefore, say, the following itineraries designed to the respective areas of AFDERA, DALLOL & ERTALE, guarantee a great pleasure.

Join us for a journey through one of Africa's least explored country; we (OMO TOURS & CAR RENT) are ready to take you to such fascinatingly diverse areas.


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Day 1.    Arrival to Addis Ababa and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2.    (ADDIS ABABA – DESSIE) Departure for Dessie via Debre Birhan. Enroute visit the breath taking sceneries of Tarma Ber and Debre Sina. Overnight hotel.
Day 3.    (DESSIE-MEKELE) In the morning start driving to Mekelle through the marvelous landscapes, en-route visit the Alamata Kobo chain mountains and daily market of Kobo. Overnight Mekele in hotel.
Day 4.    (MEKELE-BERHA ALE) Drive to Berha Ale to obtain the permit to proceed towards Ahmed Ela and Dallol. Overnight camping at Berha Ale
Day 5.    (BERHA ALE-AHMED ELA – DALLOL) Continue to Ahmed Ela, from where you would explore the salt mines, laying some 3o minutes drive away from here. Overnight camping at Ahmed Ela
Day 6.    (AHMED ELA - ERTA ALE) Drive from Ahmed Ela through Dallol to ascend Erta Ale. Overnight, camping near the caldera around Erta Ale.
Day 7.    (ERTA ALE – AFDERA) Descend Erta Ale and drive through Dodom to Afdera. Overnight camp at Afdera
Day 8.    (AFDERA – LOGIA) Drive through Serdo and Semera towards Logia for the overnight in a hotel with very basics only.
Day 9.    (LOGIA – BILEN) Drive to Awash. Overnight in the Bilen Lodge.
Day 10.    (BILEN – HARAR) Drive to Harar. Sightseeing in Harar. Evening attend the hyena-man show. Overnight in a hotel
Day 11.    ( HARAR to ADDIS ABABA) Drive back to Addis, arriving in early evening. Refresh in day room. After a farewell dinner, transfer to the airport for your departure.

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