3-day Danakil Depression tour Ethiopia

Day 1:
  • Morning: Depart from Addis Ababa and drive to Mekele, the capital of the Tigray region.
  • Afternoon: Visit the ancient rock-hewn churches of Tigray, such as Abuna Yemata Guh and Debre Maryam Korkor.
  • Evening: Enjoy a traditional Ethiopian dinner and overnight stay in Mekele.
Day 2:
  • Morning: Depart from Mekele and drive to the Danakil Depression.
  • Afternoon: Arrive at Lake Afdera, a saltwater lake known for its stunning views. Take a dip in the lake’s therapeutic waters.
  • Evening: Set up camp near Lake Afdera and enjoy a delicious dinner under the starry sky.
Day 3:
  • Morning: Wake up early to witness the sunrise over the otherworldly landscapes of the Danakil Depression.
  • Afternoon: Explore the Dallol volcanic crater, known for its colorful mineral deposits and geothermal activity. Visit the salt flats and witness the traditional salt mining process.
  • Evening: Return to Mekele and have a farewell dinner before heading back to Addis Ababa.
Please note that this itinerary is subject to change based on weather conditions and other factors. It’s always a good idea to check with a local tour operator for the most up-to-date information and to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip.
DestinationNorth east Ethiopia
LocationAfar Region
Duration3 days + 2 nights
HotelCamp site

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