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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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 dangerous to do so even if you could. That area is very close to the Eritrean border, and you will need to be accompanied by armed guards or military personnel, or you will be at risk of getting shot yourself (putting aside the dangers of being alone in the extreme heat if something were to happen to your vehicle).
Danokil is exceptionally beautiful, and $250 USD for three days seems well worth the price.
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
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 EthiopiaTours (fully licensed) and Dagimawi organised every small detail and ensured we had a really rewarding and thrilling experience, visiting Erta Ale and Dallol over a period of 4 days. Erte Ale is an absolute must see. If you contact him, he will give you a competitive and realistic price so no hidden extras. (251) 911017506
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
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 and 4wd vehicle plus local guards etc. If you contact Dagimawi Mengistie from Quest Ethiopia Tours, he’ll be able to advise you in more detail with costs etc and can also arrange the domestic flight at a good rate We’ve used him a lot and can recommend him highly.