Mekele – Hamede Ela Drive
The Danakil Depression can be said to ‘begin’ here. It is one of the most inhospitable regions of the world, but is nonetheless spectacular, full of eye-catching colors, as in the sulfur springs. The desert has several points lying more than 100 meters (328 ft) below sea level; You pass through a small town of Berhale where the camel caravan stops 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. (3-4 hrs drive) Camp Hamedela. After drive to reach Hamad Ela, a better village with a total population of about 500 people. Sunset at Dallol. Overnight camping at Hamed Ela.
Visit Dallol and Drive Back to Mekele
Morning tour Drive to Ragad (Asebo), the place where the localities are mining salt. Look at the activity of breaking the salt from the ground, cutting into rectangular pieces and loading on camels. You drive ahead to Dallol and visit the difference landscape formed by volcanic activity, Dallol + Lake Assal + camel caravans. Excursion to Dallol (116 meters below sea level, one of the lowest places in the world) colorful salts mining, visit Lake Assal, follow up camel caravans and walk with the Afar people. Drive back to Hamedela and proceed to Mekele.
All Entrance fees and licenses as per the program.
Accommodation and all meals throughout the tour
Bottles of water for the trip
Surface Transport expense
Local guide service
Scout and police service
Camel and Camel tires
Any domestic flight tickets