This trip is designed to admire the natural beauty of the Afar Triangle (also called the Afar Depression or the Danakil Depression) is a geological depression that is caused by the Afar Triple Junction which is part of the Great Rift Valley. The Afar Triangle includes the Danakil Depression and the lowest point in Africa, Lake Asal ; And culture tour of the walled city of Harar.
TET 004 - DANAKIL DEPRESSION AND HARAR
Duration: 11 Night/ 12 Days
Accommodation: Hotel and Camping
Day 1: Addis Ababa
Arrive Addis Ababa at Bole International Airport and meet us for transfer to hotel. Overnight hotel
Day 2: Addis Ababa
Today you have a full day city tour in Addis Ababa. Visit the National Museum, where you see the famous fossil Lucy, who was 3.2 million years old, the Ethnographic Museum, Entoto St. Mary Museum, St .Trinity Cathedral church, and Merkato market, the largest open-air market in Africa. Overnight hotel
Day 3: Awash
After breakfast drive to Awash National park to visit many species of birds and mammals. Awash National Park, located in the rift valley. It is enriched with many species of birds and mammals; African orange-bellied parrots, bustards, weavers, Somber rock-chat, yellow-throated serine, Red-fronted barbet, Pygmy baits, Lesser striped swallow, and Anubis Baboon, Colobus Monkey, Black-backed Jackal, Bat-eared Fox, Egyptian Mongoose, Warthog, Beisa Oryx, Soemmering’s Gazelle, Lesser Kudu, Salt’s Dik-dik, etc. Like the Besa Oryx, Summering Gazelles, etc. In the mean time visit the Awash falls. Overnight local hotel in Awash
Day 4: Harar
After breakfast drive to Harar through beautiful scenery of the Cher Cher Mountains. On the way visit the Aweday chat market at Aweday. Overnight hotel
Day 5: Harar
On this day visit both the colorful Muslim and Christian market know for basketry, the museum, and the traditional Hararie houses situated within the famous walled city. In the evening visit the hyena man while he feeds the hungry hyenas (wonderful experience). Overnight same hotel
Day 6: Semera
Drive to Samera , the capital of the Afar region. On this day visit the Afar people and their village. Overnight camping/local hotel
Day 7: Afdera
Drive to Afdera (273kms/5 hours) through the desert area of the Afar region and visit the salt lakes (Salt lake which people take it out the salt from the lake
Day 8: Ertalie
Drive from Afdera to Ertalie along the desert and sandy road. Evening enjoy the active volcano of Erta Alie. Overnight camping (will camp the place called Dollo and then trek to the mountain to spend the whole night near by the Volcano which will take 3 hours by foot).
Day 9: Ertalie – Amdella.
(Will take full day driving/85 kms). Drive to Amdella to visit the Dalol Depression, one of the lowest place in the world (116 meter below see level). Overnight camping at Amdella
Day 10: Amdella – Dalol - Amedella
(45 minutes/24 kms/). After breakfast drive to the Dallol depression to visit the area which seems like on other planet; The color of the area is beautiful. Overnight same Camping
Day 11: Mekele
(Full day /170 km/). After an early breakfast drive to Mekele. En route, visit the local people traveling from Dalol to Tigray region with their camels carrying salt. Overnight hotel.
Day 12: Addis Ababa/Departure
AM transfer to Mekelle air port to fly back to Addis and then you have time for shopping. Evening after the dinner program in one of the traditional restaurant, transfer to air port for departure. End of the tour.