Tour Code: AAETO 028 Danakil Depression-Awash NP

Duration: 10days/9nightsDestinations:Logiya, Afdera, Erta- Ale, Danakil Depression/Dallol, Mekele- Kombolcha

Transportation: Surface drive

Eastern Ethiopia

Meal- Full board base

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Day 1- Addis Ababa

Arrive Addis Ababa. City tour. O/n hotel

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Day 2- Addis Ababa- Awash National park-

Drive to Awash National Park. On the way, visit Debrezeit crater lakes. Lunch, in Awash then in the Afternoon. Game drive in the park including the Awash River falls. O/n hotel.

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Day 3- Awash Park-logia/Semera

In the Morning, more time in Awash with a drive to the northern part of the Park to visit the hot spring areas, and then drive to Logia, lunch picnic on the way. O/n camping.

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Day 4- Logia-Afdera

After breakfast, drives to Afdera through an arid Afar region where the nomadic Afar people are living. Lunch on the way, then late in the after noon, walk around lake Afdera and see salt production areas by the side of the lake. O/n camping.

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Day 5- Afdera-Erta ale

After breakfast in the camp, pick police men and then proceed to the small village of Dodom to pick up scouts who accompanied us to the active volcanic mountain of Erta -ale. Lunch in Dodom. In the afternoon, drive to the foot of the mountain then after a while rest for tea and snacks walk from 3-4 hours to reach on the crater caldera where you see and enjoy the active volcanoes. O/n photographing of the volcanic crater with short sleeping in small houses.

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Day 6- Erta ale-Amedela

Early morning, before the sunrise start trek dawn to the camp, takes quick breakfast then head to Amedla through scattered villages of the Afar people. Lunch on the way. Late in the afternoon, arrive in Amedela and walk around the village to watch Camels caravan who Cary back salt bars from the near bay lake Asale. O/n camping.

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Day 7- Amedela-Mekele

Enjoying an early morning breakfast and drive to lake Asale to 10: Departure.
Pond, salt extraction; Dallol, the lowest points on the earth’s surface with its Sulfuric Lake and more. Back to the campsite for lunch then proceed to Mekele. O/n hotel.

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Day 8- Mekele-Kombolcha

Drive form Mekele to Kombolcha. On the way visit the monastery of Haik Istifanos. O/n hotel

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Day 9- Kombolcha-Addis Abeba

Drive form Kombolcha-Addis Abeba on the way visit Sembetie if Sunday and Shewa Robit market, if Saturday. O/n hotel.