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Danakil Depression

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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you’ve seen the colourful lakes at Yellowstone National Park, been to volcanic Iceland, travelled through southwest Bolivia or traversed the Chilean Atacama Desert, you’ve probably seen stuff like this a million times. But even then, it is still worth the trip. Bring an extra...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ku_en_Ma
Reviewed November 16, 2018

Danakil was so much more than expected. From departure to the end of the tour in Mek'ele it was super exciting.adventures 3 days tour with fresh food I highly recommend Dallol & Erta Ale volcano. Borale Tours organized my trip.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Vincentvon
Reviewed November 7, 2018

we spent 2 nights at the camp and enjoied this wonderful vulcan in the daylight and night waliking all around

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Sonia F
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Danakil Depression is amazing destination that’s for sure but when it comes to Erta ale volcano it can be annoying and irritating as it can be too smoky for lots of effort getting to it. We took a 4 days trip to the Danakil Depression...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Liamcentury
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

The hottest place on Earth was quite bearable in October. It is a great place to visit if you have never seen a sulfer spring The landscape is amazing and very alive. The colours and crystal shapes are brilliant and you can get very close....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
2  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

Date of experience: December 2017
13  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

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
2  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

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank zephne2018
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Response from HarpreetsWanderlust | Reviewed this property |
There are some very basic public toilets at the campsite but they are pretty gross! You will have to take your own toilet paper with you. If you can stomach the public toilets then thats good but if not then find a bush and... More
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