One of the most adventurous tours in Ethiopia takes you to the Danakil, or Afar lowlands. These are among the most beautiful but inhospitable territories in the world. This area is of immense geological interest, with volcanos, salt lakes and hot springs, and is where you will see the nomadic Afar people. Makale, the capital of the Tigray region of Ethopia, is a good base for visiting the Danakil Depression, deemed the hottest place on earth. The journey to visit the Danakil Depression is long, hot, and rough so it naturally requires very careful planning and coordination. It can be combined with a tour to the north, though only during the cool months from December to February. For those wanting an amazing and unique experience, the Danakil Depression and surrounding landscape is undoubtedly a once in a lifetime journey. This is a specialist adventure tour and would be tailor-made. It is necessary to allow at least 5 days for a visit to the Danakil. Depending on your interests, it can be combined with visits to the north; east; or along to the Rift Valley Lakes. Prices are dependent upon tour combination and therefore please contact us so we can put together an exciting, personalised package for you.
Geographically Ethiopia is stunning. The landscape is dominated by the dramatic Ethiopian Highlands with peaks of 4000m or higher. The country is bisected by the Rift Valley, which starts at the Red Sea, to the North East, and continues south to Mozambique in southern Africa.