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Dankil Tour

Duration - Full Day      Tour Code - GT-001

Day 1 Mekele – Hamede

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. After drive to reach Hamad Ela, better village with a total population about 500 people. Sun set at Dallol. Overnight camping at Hamed Ela.

Day 2 Hamede – Mekele

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 Mekele.

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The price is depend on the group you will join.

What's included

All needed Entrance fees and licenses

All fuel expenses and drivers allowances

4WD land cruisers with ac and 4 clients in one car

Accommodation and all meals throughout the tour

Local guide service for the Afar region -Cooking

professional cook

Camping equipment

Experienced cook

What do you need

Light (walking in the night)

Small backpack for the trek to the top of the volcano

Comfortable shoes (trekking shoes)

Sun protection like sun cream, hat

Jacket for the night on the volcano

Sleeping bag, pillow or blanket

What's excluded


souvenirs from the Afar people

Personal insurance