15 Sep 3 days danakil tour via Semera
The trip departs from Semera at 9 30 am in the morning. You drive about 4-5 hours to Hamedilla via Afdera. Afdera is a small town in Afar region with a population about 10000 peoples. Danakil has favorable conditions, rocky coast, sustenance and uncomfortable place, unpleasant and not offering hospitability regions of the world, but it has many enchanting natures and different kind of colors with elements rich of minerals with a lot of salt water springs and bubbling oil lakes. It has different places with different point of altitudes below sea level. They are lying more than 100 meters below sea level. After you eat your lunch in the town Afdera and proceed to Hamedilla. On the way you will see a different outstanding landscapes and the local people’s culture and their beautiful way of life style. Taking your sun set time in the salt lake Assale (-121 below sea level) and camping at Hamedilla.
Overnight: Camping at Hamedilla
Early morning drive to Dalol which has many different water springs. The sulfur lake, oil lake, salt mining area with camel caravans, salt mountains etc.. You look all the sites and watch how the salt digging from a ground and loaded to camels in the mining place. And visit each places following the guides and with the local people knows the place very well. And drive to Erta Ale and overnight there.
Overnight: Erta Ale
5.30 am early morning you will see the striking activities of the volcano on the day time. You will be back to the camp 30 minutes trekking down. You will pass with scattered small dessert trees and an igneous rock from the many years eruption of the volcano. And you will eat your breakfast on the camp Askoma. After 1 hour rest and arranging of cooking materials and all the sleeping materials, you will proceed to Lake Afdera for lunch. You can swim in this salt lake. And then proceed back to Semera and fly back to Addis.