Danakil Depression Tour

Tour duration 6 days /05 nights

Day 01: Arrival in Addis Ababa.

Arrive in Addis Ababa- the third highest capital in the world lies between 2300 - 2500 meters, met by our representative and get transferred into your hotel.

Overnight: Radisson Blu Hotel

Day 02: Fly to Mekelle then drive to Hamed Ela via Agula,

Early morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Mekelle up on arrival meet with your driver and guide then drive to Hamed Ela, the usual signboard for visits to Dallol & Lake Asale. It is a pleasant, relaxed place, boarded by a pair of deep wells where you can watch the industrious local afar drew up a merge catch of water in a goatskin container. Here collect escort, a local guide and a policeman

Overnight: Camping at Hamed Ela

Day 03: Danakil;

Drive from Hamed Ela to Danakil (Dallol) Depression, which straddles the Eritrean border to the east of the Tigraian Highlands, is officially listed as the hottest place on earth, with an average temperature of 34-35degree centigrade. Much of this vast and practically unpopulated region lies below sea level, dipping to a frazzled nadir of -116m at Dallol, near Lake Asale, the lowest spot of terra firma on the African continent & one of the driest and most tectonically activity areas on the planet. You can return back via Lake Asale.

Overnight: Camping at Hamed Ela.

Day 04: Dodom, Erta Ale;

 

 

 

 

 

 


Today After breakfast drive to Dodom, at the base of Erta Ale. This is the place where you will arrange camels to transport your luggage and transport and in the evening trek to Erta Ale, spend the night there. Erta Ale is the most regularly visited volcanic range in the Danakil and ranks as one of the most alluring and physically challenging natural attraction anywhere in Ethiopia. Rising from below sea level to an altitude of 613m, Erta Ale is a shield volcano with a base diameter of 30km and a 1km2 caldera at its summit.
Overnight: Camping at Erta Ale
Day 05: Drive back to Mekelle and Fly back to Addis Ababa
Morning after having breakfast drive to Mekelle and Fly back to Addis Ababa and transfer to in your hotel.
Overnight: Radisson Blu Hotel www.radissonblu.com
Day 06: Departure

 

Coffee Tour to Kaffa 7 Days

7 days tour to Jimma, Weliso, Welkite, Mizan Teferi, Bebeka, Tepi and other coffee plantation areas.

Duration: 7days

Day 01: Drive to Jimma via Weliso& Welkite, about 350kms

Day 02: Drive to Bebeka via the highland town of Mizan Tefari, about 260kms

Day 03: Visit Bebeka Coffee plantation, the largest plantation in Ethiopia and drive to Tepi, about 80km. This drive will take you through panoramic landscape, tea and coffee plantations and extensive tropical forests.

Cultural Coffee Tour to Harar 4 Days

Duration: 4 days

4 days tour to Dire Dawa by flight and enjoy a coffee tour in Harar. Tour includes excursion to Babile and the valley of marvels.

Day 01: Early Morning, Fly to Dire Dawa

Fly to Dire Dawa and drive to Harar, the two cities are 54km apart. Exploration of the old Walled town of Harar includes; the Harari Museum, Abdullahi Ali private museum, Rimbaud House, the 16thcentury grand Mosque with its elegant twin towers and slender minaret.

Trekking in the Surma Territory

Duration: 9days

Day 01: Drive to Jimma via Welkite & Weliso, about 350kms

Day 02: Drive to the highland town of Mizan Tefari, about 220kms

This is a drive through the Kaffa region, generally regarded to be the region from where the Arabica strain of coffee originated, and it is also where this plant was first cultivated.

Day 03: Drive to Tum, about 120kms

Trekking in the Bale Mountains

Duration: 9days

Day 01: Drive southeast from Addis to Lake Side town of Awassa about 275kms,

Day 02: Take a morning lakeside walk to visit the Sidamo fisherman as they land their catches of Tilapia and catfish, and gut and fillet them by the lake. Then leave Awassa behind and drive along the rough road to the Bale Mountains National park, a journey that is both scenic and exciting.

Bale Mountain National Park is known for their wildlife. Over 60 mammals Species and 260 bird species have been recorded here.

Special Interest Tours

Ethiopia is one of the twelve bio-diversity centers in the world, and visitors with a special interest in nature, such as flowers and plants or butterflies, will find much to interest them. A butterfly tour would take in the Menagesha Forest near Addis Ababa, the Rift Valley Lakes, the Bale Mountains and the Awash Valley. (There are 8 families, 93 genera and 324 species to be found in Ethiopia.) A typical tour would take about 11 days in and out.

With flowers and plants we would take in the Bale Mountains, the Awash Valley and then cut across to ascend the escarpment of the Abyssinian Highlands. About 10 days should be allowed.

Geologists will find the awash area particularly interesting, while a trip to Mount Ertale (the only volcano in the world with a permanent lava lake) would be a “must” – it can be accessed by road, with the ascent being made on foot with camels carrying the supplies, or by a helicopter flight from Mekele. A comprehensive tour, also taking in the Simien Mountains, would take about two weeks.