Days Danakil Via Awash
8 Days Danakil with Tigray
Up on arrival at Bole International airport you will be meet TES Tours representatives and be taken to your reserved hotel. Depending up on time make sightseeing in Addis Ababa. The sightseeing includes the national museum (where you can see the Lucy fossil skeleton found), Trinity cathedral church and Entoto hills.
Start driving to Awash National Park with its volcano landscapes and savannah grassland habitat for a variety of bird species. we explore the Awash National park where you can spot different kinds of wild animals like, Oryx, gazelle, warthog, Kudu, Baboons and Monkeys and different kinds of birds. The beautiful rift valley land formation over Awash river water falls and different views are also the beautiful part of the game drive in the national park.
Morning after breakfast start drive after passing the town and cross the Awash River bridge outside the town we get to the junction where the road forks, straight ahead for Dire Dawa and Harar, and left for Djibouti and the Red Sea. This day we wonder the Rift valley scenery and Afar people and their village. Have lunch at Samara, process our entrance permission and also from here we will have two Police men and one road guide accompany us for the Afar depression continue to Afdera.
Heading to kusrewad here where we arrange the camel to ascend our logistics and for those who wish to ride, Local militia and rock guide apart from those who already with us. Late afternoon start walking to Erta eale. Around 5 pm 3 hours trek climb to Erta Ale volcano and overnight on the top of the mountain. Erta Ale is 613 meters tall, 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.
Around 9 AM we will be at foot base of the volcanic mountain where our cook and cars camp have our breakfast and drive to Hammed Ela via Kusrewad. This day drive will be the most challenging drive of all day which may be happen to stuck in the Sand and inhospitable weather, we should keep rehydrate to you manage the driving. Arrive Hammed Ela.
Excursion to Dallol (116 meter below sea level, one of the lowest places in the world) colorful salts mining, visit Lake Assale, follow up camel of caravans and walk with the Afar and people from highland. The traditional way of extracting Salt bar, which once used as local currency, packing on the Camel.
You see how they prepare their traditional bread, how they travel, communicate & more. It is another unique experience. Back to Hamed Ela.
Drive to Mekele via the town of Berhale in the River bed Ascend all way to the Tigrian highland with the camel caravans and stop for photo over the depression.
Catch morning flight to fly back Addis. final Shopping at souvenir shop and evening farewell dinner at traditional restaurant with folkloric dance. and transfer to airport for your departure.