3 Days Group Tour – Erta Ale

Day 1: Fly to Semera, Ethiopia; Drive to Afdera Volcano
We will meet you at the Semera Town Airport on this day, after which we will travel to Danakil Depression. We depart early to drive to Lake Afdera, a salt lake in the centre of the Danakil Depressions, where there’s a chance you’ll see naturally occurring hot springs. This lake requires swimming around later.

Driving there is what we’ll be doing (at the base of Erta Ale). Perhaps leave at 1:30 after lunch. It takes around one hour to hike to Dodom, which is located approximately 9.5 km from Erta Ale and passes via a number of small hamlets spread throughout this desert land. Around 17:00 in the evening, camels carry all of the camping supplies and some food (sleeping gear like mats, light mattresses, and water) to the rim of the volcano, where we camp and witness the dramatic movement of the boiling lava throughout the night.

One of Ethiopia’s most seductive and physically demanding natural attractions is the Danakil Depression (Dallol and Erta Ale). This shield volcano has a 30 km base diameter and a 1 km square crater at the top. The world’s only permanent lava lake is found in Erta Ale. At 613 metres high, Erta Ale boasts one of only five lava lakes in the world at its peak. Being the longest-surviving lava lake, having existed since the early 1900s, makes it noteworthy.

Encampment atop the peak

Day 2: Hadele-Erta-Afdera-Dallol-Ale
Today, we will leave for Hamad Ela at 04:30, a better village with a population of roughly 500, following an early breakfast. You will see numerous camel caravans and be able to view the sunset from the very shallow Assale Salt Lake.
Visit Ragad (Asebo) in the morning for a tour of the area where salt is mined. The Afar Depression covers 1,200 km2 (460 sq mi) with salt, and you may observe the process of breaking the salt off the earth.

It is being loaded onto camels by locals who have chopped it into rectangular pieces. Travelling on, you arrive in Dallol and explore the various landscapes sculpted by volcanic activity: Dallol + Lake Assale + salt canon, camel caravans, camel caravans behind you, and a drive to Lake Afdera.

Camp for the night in Lake Afdera

Day 3: Arrival in Afdera, Semera, Addis Ababa, Departure
You might get another chance to witness the breathtaking sunrise at Lake Afdera on this particular day. Following breakfast, we’ll head to the town of Semera and drop you off at the airport in preparation for your journey home.

Package price starting 599 USD

Package Includes

  • 4WD land cruisers with ac and 4 clients in one car
  • Accommodation and all meals throughout the tour
  • Accommodation as per the Itinerary
  • All fuel expenses and drivers allowances
  • Bottled Water
  • Entrance Fees
  • Experienced cook throughout the whole tour
  • Local guide service for the Afar region –Cooking camping equipment
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Professional Guide Service

Package Excludes

  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • Any Flight
  • Camera and Video Charges
  • Personal Tips