Ethiopia Holidays to Erta Ale & camel caravan

Start: 

Mekele

Finish: 

Mekele

Duration: 

4 Days Ertale

Style: 

Basic

Code : 

HT013

Group size: 

Min 4, Max 8

Price: 

650USD

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 Mekele - Hamede Ela Drive to Hamedela via Berhale.

The Danakil Depression can be said to 'begin' here. It is one of the most inhospitable regions of the world, but is nonetheless spectacular, full of eye-catching colors, as in the sulphur springs. The desert has several points lying more than 100 meters (328 ft) below sea level; You pass through a small town of Berhale where the camel caravan stop before they proceed to the northern highlands. En route you see many long camel caravans coming to the salt mine and others going out of the Danakil with their salt loaded camels.(3-4 hrs drive) Camp Hamedela.

Day 2 HamdEla - Dodom.

We start early drive to Dodom (at the base of Erta Ale). Leave after an early breakfast, possible at 06:30. This is may be one of the worst roads in the world. The 80 km distance may take about 6 hrs passing through changing landscape of solidified lava, rock, sand and occasional palm lined oasis. After you pass several small hamlets scattered here and there in this desert land, Dodom is about 17km from Erta Ale and it takes about 3 hrs trekking. Early dinner around 17:00 and trek up to Ertale at 20:00 hours. Camels transport all the camping materials and some food (sleeping materials like light mattresses and mat and water) to the rim of the volcano, where we spend the night watching the dramatic action of the boiling lava. Erta Ale ranks one of the most alluring and physically challenging natural attractions anywhere in Ethiopia. It is a shield volcano with a base diameter of 30 km and 1km square caldera at its summit. Erta Ale contains the world’s only permanent lava lake. Overnight on the top of the mountain.Erta Ale is 613 meters, 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 3 Descend from Erta Ale around 9 am Dodom - HamdEla.

Leave back to Dodom after an early breakfast, if possible at 07:00. You will reach latest at 10:30 am at the camp, time to relax. After drive to reach HamadEla, better village with a total population about 500 people. Over night camping at HamedEla. Day 4 Morning tour Drive to Ragad (Asebo), the place where the localities are mining salt. Look the activity of breaking the salt from the ground, cutting in to rectangular pieces and loading on camels. You drive ahead to Dallol and visit the difference landscape formed by volcanic activity, Dallol + Lake Assal + camel caravans. Excursion to Dallol (116 meter below sea level, one of the lowest places in the world) colorful salts mining, visit Lake Assal, follow up camel caravans and walk with the Afar people. Drive back to Hamedela and proceed to Mekelle. ,The price is for a minimum of 4 pax on the group, as price depends on how many people will be accommodated on the trip.

Price Includes:

- Experienced English speaking driver throughout the Tour.

- All Entrance fees and licenses as per the program.

- Accommodation and all meals throughout the tour.

- Land Transfers up on arrival and departure in Mekelle.

- Non-Alcoholic Beverages with meals as per the program and bottle of waters for the trip.

- Surface Transport expense with four wheel drive Land cruiser including fuel expense and drivers allowance ( - Local guide service for the afar region as per the program.

- Cooking, camping equipment,

- Scout and police service in Afar Region as per the program.

- Camel and Camel tires in Afar Region as per the program.

- Experienced cook throughout of the tour as per the program.

- Government Taxes-VAT.

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