20 DAYS - CLASSIC - ADVENTURE - DANAKIL DEPRESSION - DJIBOUTI
ADVENTURE DANAKIL DEPRESSION, DJIBOUTI, HARAR
Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa/City Tour
visit Entoto mountains with views over the capital, the National museum, St George church. ON (overnight) chosen hotel.
Day2: Fly to Mekele
Meet your vehicle/s. Drive to the Tigray churches. Visit Micael Imba & Micael Barka churches. ON Gheralta lodge (or Axum htl in Mekele).
Day 3: Full day for Tigray churches
We suggest Abreha We Atsbeha, Degum Selassie & Wikro Cherkos. ON Gheralta lodge (or Axum htl in Mekele).
Day 4: Drive to Berhale
Visit Afar people and villages meet the camel caravans coming from the cities back to Dalol and from Dalol with the salt to be sold in the cities of Tigray & neighboring regions. ON camp Berhale.
Day 5: Walk with the Afar people following their camel’s caravans
Its unique experience. Two days of trekking bring you in contact with these unique people. You’ll see how the Afar people leave and move during these days; how they prepare their traditional bread, tea and lot of new interesting discoveries. Lunch during the trek; dinner & ON camp along the river side.
Day 6: Trekking to AhmedAle.
Another full day trekking and discovering. Dinner & ON camp AhmedAle.
Day 7: Drive to Dalol
To see the Afar men extracting salt. Are spectacular colors of nature, unique in the world. Back ON camp AhmedAle.
Day 8: Drive to Emegubi
some Afar villages, as Emegubi. Is very interesting experiencing their way of life. Dinner & ON in the Afar village.
Day 9: Drive to Dodom
Visit the morning life of the people in the village Organize the camels for the materials for climbing the volcano next day. ON camp.
Day 10: Climb ErTale volcano (early morning)
Here are fantastic views, with the lava and the volcano rim. Pass your day and night on the rim of the volcano, camp.
Day 11: Walk back to the vehicles. Then drive to lake Afrera
Visit Afar people extracting salt from lake Afrera. Proceed to the hot springs, where we’ll camp.
Day 12: Drive to Semera
Afar people and the Afar people capital: Semera. Lunch on the way; dinner & ON camp Me’aseni lodge or other.
Day 13: Drive to Djibouti
proceed to lake Easal. Visit very nice views. Then drive to Tadjoura, previous capital. Relax at the beach. ON htl or camp.
Day 14: Relax Tadjoura
Optional organize boat excursions locally, and if possible making also some diving & other activities. ON hotel Tadjoura.
Day 15: Drive to Djibouti town
Visit of the capital & the town life. Dinner & ON 4* hotel.
Day 16: Drive to lake Abe
For spectacular views. Lunch on the way; dinner & ON camp.
Day 17: Enter back into Ethiopia & drive to DireDawa
Visit the train station and the town. Dinner & ON hotel in DireDawa.
Day 18: Drive to Harar
Early morning visit of the chat market at the Awedae village, on the way. Then visit of Harar: the city walls, the mosques, the churches, French poet Rimbaud house, the Adere people traditional houses, the markets, the basket productions and more. Evening visit a man feeding wild hyenas. ON hotel.
Day 19: Drive to the Awash National park
Visiting on the way Afar + Kereyou people. Then game drive and spot antelopes as the Orix, the Awash river and very nice falls, many birds, crocodiles and more. Dinner & ON Fafate lodge or Genet hotel.
Day 20: Cross Metahara lake & drive back Addis Ababa
In Addis, short visit of the Mercato, biggest open air market in Africa. Dinner invited in a traditional restaurant with folkloristic dances. Then transfer airport for departure.