ETHIOPIA - Danakil, land of the Afar

The Danakil Depression, or land of the Afar, is a large triangle between the Ethiopian plateau and the Red Sea. It begins at the foot of Tigray, and is the lowest point in all of Africa. Before going into the heart of the depression, we'll discover, on our walks, the Atsbi and Tembien groups of rocks, real architectural gems hidden in the mountains.

In the wild desert landscape, immense and extremely varied, dominated by basaltic layers in which all the geological world’s concerns vibrate, we will discover a landscape that glistens and ripples like pack ice and the salt caravans, and we’ll visit the Dallol (the place of spirits), a mineral universe par excellence.
We will climb the Erta Ale volcano (the smoking mountain) famous for its lava lake. We will get a close look at the untamed and fascinating world of the Afar: the nomads who live in this hostile region. Due to their firm resistance to colonial penetration, and because they are considered to be fierce Danakil robbers, they have always been the protagonists of explorers’ stories. We will take a journey-expedition in one of the most inhospitable and fascinating places in the world, which has practically no rain and where temperatures can be extremely severe. However this is a land that offers travelers, who are curious and have the spirit of adaptability, breathtaking landscapes and incredible emotions that make any little discomfort seem secondary.

  • Duration: 9 days
  • Minimum number of participants: 8


Practical information

  • 4x4 vehicles and walks
  • domestic roundtrip flight Addis Ababa - Makele
  • 2 nights in hotel, 6 in campsites
  • Spazi d’Avventura guide

Costs

From Departure Return Price
inclusive of airport taxes
Milan/Rome
Ethiopian
Airlines
28 December2019 5 January 2020 € 2.990
Milan/Rome
Ethiopian
Airlines
4 January 2020 12 January 2020 € 2.990
Milan/Rome
Ethiopian
Airlines
15 February 200 23 February 200 € 2.990
  • *High season supplement: +€ 200
  • The price is inclusive of airport taxes which come to € 245 and of domestic roundtrip flight Addis Ababa - Makele

    Not included:

    • Visa: 50 USD
    • Single room supplement: € 60
    • Paperwork administration + Medical insurance and baggage: € 80
    • Optional insurance "Globy Giallo" for possible cancellation


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    ETHIOPIA - Danakil, land of the Afar - Adventure travels & tours - Spazi d'Avventura

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