is one of the most inhospitable regions of the world but is nonetheless spectacular and full of eye-catching colors like sulphur springs
. You pass through a small town of Berhale where the camel caravan stop before they proceed to the northern highlands. En route you see many long camel caravans
coming to the salt mine
and others going out of the Danakil with their salt loaded camels.
Day 1 Mekele – Hamede Ela to Berhale
A lava lake, a yellow desert, camel caravan’s vicious heat … you’re going to see all this legends in your trip. Denakil Depression is one of the must see lists in Ethiopia. Start driving in the early morning to reduce the heat. You pass through a small town of Berhale where the camel caravan stops before they proceed to the north. On the road you get long camel caravans coming to the salt mine and others going out of the Danakil with their salt loaded camels. You will camp and stay the night in Hamedela. Overnight: Hamed Ela.Day 2
Today you will see the famous landscape formed via volcanic eruptions. Excursion to Dallol (116 meter below sea level, one of the lowest places and the hottest in the world) is found 20 Km north from Hamedela, where great warts of twisted sulphur and iron oxide paint a yellow land scape of sulphur springs. It is where Afar people hack blocks of salt out of the ground and the camel caravans load up here. After witnessing this you can proceed to your base town Mekele. Overnight: Mekele
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