Afar

Afar

Historic Route

Code – RT 050
Erta Ale, Danakil depression, Lake Afedera, Afar people and Awash National park

Code- RT 050
Duration-
13 days
Transportation-
Surface
Sites –
Erta Ale, Danakil depression, Lake Afedera, Afar people and Awash National park

Day 1

Arrive to Addis Ababa and transfer to hotel. O/ n hotel.

Day 2

Drive to Kombolcha / Dessie en route visit Bati market if the day is Sunday; Where the Afar and Oromo people meet together and the scenery. O/ n hotel.

Day 3

Drive to Mekelle via Alamata to see the best scenery and visit the monastery of Stefano’s on Lake Hayik. O/ n hotel.

Day 4

Drive to Ahmedla via the town of Berhaile. O/ n camping at Ahmed Ella.

Day 5

Explore salt plains, Lake Asale and to Dallol (120 meter below sea level, one of the lowest places in the world) and back to Ahmed Ela. O/ n Camping at Ahmed Ella.

Day 6

Drive to Dodam and then Climb Ert ale volcano (613m). O/ n camping.

Day 7

Explore Ertale (active volcanic sites); trek Dodom. O/ n camping.

Day 8

Drive Dodom to Lake Afedera where afar people extract salt and good chance to see the very interesting camel caravan too.O/ n camping.

Day 9

Drive to Semera, the capital of the afar regional state, where you will visit the very interesting Afar people. O/ n camping.

Day10

Drive Semera to Awash National Park.O/ n lodge/ camping.

Day11 Full day Awash park game drive, visit palm side hot springs, Awash River falls and more. O/ n hotel or camping.
Day12

Drive back to Addis Ababa, afternoon rest. O/ n hotel.

Day13 City tour and departure.

Code –RT 051
Awash national park, Afar people, Lake Afedera, Erta Ale Volcano and Dalol depression

Code –RT 051
Duration-
11 days
Transportation-
surface& air
Sites -
Awash national park, Afar people, Lake Afedera, Erta Ale Volcano and Dalol depression

Day 1

Arrival and transfer to hotel. O/ n hotel.

Day 2

Drive to Awash National Park for game viewing to see mammals & birds in the park. O/ n hotel.

Day3

Drive from Awash to Semera. Visit the Afar people village. O/ n hotel / camping

Day 4

Drive from Semera to Lake Afdera. O/ n Camping.

Day 5

Drive from Afdera to Dodom and start to walking to Erta Ale. O/ n Camping

Day 6

Erta Ale. O/n camping

Day 7

Trek back to Dodom. O/ n camping

Day 8

Drive from Dodom to Ahmed Ela. O/ n camping

Day 9

Drive to Lake Asale and to Dallol (120 meter below sea level, one of the lowest places in the world) and back to Ahmed Ela. O/ n Camping

Day 10

Drive to Mekele through the town of Berhaile. O/ n hotel

Day 11

Transfer to the airport; fly back to Addis and half day city tour and Farewell dinner at traditional restaurant; Night departure.

Code –RT 052
Erta Ale Volcano and Dalol depression

Code –RT 052
Duration-
9 days
Transportation-
surface& air
Sites
- Erta Ale Volcano and Dalol depression

Day 1

Drive Addis to Kombolcha via Gemesa Gedel. O/ n hotel.

Day 2

Drive Kombolcha to Mekelle via Alamata to see the best scenery and visit the monastery of Stefano’s on Lake Hayik. O/ n hotel.

Day3

Drive to Ahmedla via the town of Berhaile. O/ n camping at Ahmed Ella.

Day 4

Explore salt plains, Lake Asale and to Dallol (116 meter below sea level, one of the lowest places in the world) and back to Ahmed Ela. O/ n Camping at Ahmed Ella.

Day 5

Drive to Dodam and then Climb Ert ale volcano (613m). O/ n camping.

Day 6

Explore Ertale (active volcanic sites); trek Dodom. O/ n camping.

Day 7

Drive to Amedella. O/ n camping.

Day 8

Drive Amedella to Mekelle. O/ n hotel.

Day 9

Fly back to Addis and city tour;then departure.