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Danakil Depression

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Reviewed August 22, 2018

Danakil is an amazing place and must see in a life time. Lots of tour companies start their tour from Mekele city, but now one can start this tour from Lalibela and drive straight to Hamedela in the Danakil. Highland Eco Trekking tours is the...More

1  Thank LalibelaAdvisor
Reviewed July 24, 2018

The Afar Region is where the Great Rift Valley starts, winding its way from Ethiopia into the rest of East Africa. Given how remote this region is, and with the complete lack of infrastructure, you can expect that there is no luxury accommodation available and...More

6  Thank HarpreetsWanderlust
Reviewed June 27, 2018

Amazing on-antoher-planet-feeling at the Danakil depression with Erta Ale volcano! Special thanks to our agency ETT and especially to our driver AGUS with an excellent choice of Ethiopian music (which we enjoyed during the 4days trip and now back at home). The hot weather is...More

4  Thank Ymber I
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Recently experienced the wonder of the Danakil Depression and Erta Ale. Highly recommend it. Under the watchful eye of the Ethiopian Army, you are kept perfectly safe. The volcano Erta Ale was the highlight. Climbing it and spending the night at the top is a...More

1  Thank rupert_imhoff84
Reviewed June 5, 2018

Travelling Ethiopia was wonderful - both nature and culture surprised me every day - but the most wonderful of all, was the Danakil Depression. Another Wonder of our World! The Volcano Erte Ale, Dallol with its Sulphur Springs and the Salt Mining - an array...More

3  Thank zephne2018
Reviewed May 16, 2018

A really stunning place that everyone who has the chance to visit should. An array of natural wonders that are amazing

2  Thank Alejandro T
Reviewed May 9, 2018

I am a long term traveler, so normally I don't take tours. However, in this case it is not possible to do it by yourself for security reasons. I chose ETT as my travel agency. It is the best experience I have had. His staff...More

4  Thank Veronicamiami
Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

The Danakil Depression is a truly amazing marvel of geography. We did the 3 day tour, which was a good length of time. Unfortunately we didn't see the lava at Erta Ale, because it has been filled with filled with thick caustic smoke lately. That...More

4  Thank Caitlin C
Reviewed February 19, 2018

For all you people out there thinking of going to the Danakil Depression but have limited time, and are trying to decide between Dallol / Lake Asale versus Erta Ale.... lemme tell you.... GO TO DALLOL & LAKE ASALE!! There is no place like it...More

7  Thank TLCWoods
Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

I traveled with Isaac from Great Ethiopian Tours whom I found after plenty of research online. You can find him by searching on Facebook. Now to my the Danakil: The hottest and most inhospitable place on earth: Danakil lies 100m below sea level. Otherworldly; surreal...More

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July 11, 2018|
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Response from majorcubfan | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure that it is even possible to go to Danakil without a group - many locations in Ethiopia require you to have a local "scout" or "guide" as a way of supporting their economy - and it would be extraordinarily... More
April 13, 2018|
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Response from Hazel F | Reviewed this property |
It is not the cheapest place to visit, mainly due to the remoteness, the fact that you need to have guards, local guides and two vehicles for safety. However it is well worth every birr/dollar. We travelled with Quest... More
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January 8, 2018|
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Response from Hazel F | Reviewed this property |
Hi....you can fly to Mekele from Addis and if you flew internationally with Ethiopian airlines, the fare is a lot cheaper. and then it’s a fairly long drive form there. There is no ‘entrance’ fees but you would need a guide... More