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Erta Ale lava lake & Dallol



Duration: 14 days
best date of travel:
Nov. - March
Participants: 6 - 9
Visa/Vaccination: yes
north-east part of Ethiopia
Here are some pictures
from our great trip 2009

Erta Ale (613 m)

Dallol (-85 m)

Goal of this expedition is 4 days stay at the 613 m high volcano Erta Ale in the desert Danakil.
The second major target will be the volcano Dallol.
Aswell it is possible to invest a apare day on another spot in the area.

Demands and travelcomfort: Demands and travelcomfort: The volcanoes are not hard to climp, but the heat in the Danakil is severe threat. Walking hours vary from 3 to 5 on some days. Check with your doctor if your phisical conditions are good for the eventually 50°Celsius in the desert, basic food at some days, little comfort in the camp and sometimes low hygienic standards.
Included on our tour:
Transport of the group in 4xwheeel trucks; overnight in the hotels (X) standard double room or single doublerooms depending on your boodking; full board; guides, cooks, security and staff on the tour; camels for transport; insurance to cancel the tour in case of health problems; entrance fees; most tips.

travelogue of the excursion day by day (services and achievements of VEI)

day 1 Arrival in Addis and transfer to the hotel with check-in. If time does allow it, we will go on a city tour until dinner-time.
(achievements: transport from the airport to the hotel in Addis; accomodation at a hotel in( x) standard double room with private bath; city tour; dinner; welcome drink)

day 2 Today we will fly from Addis to Makale; transfer to the hotel.
(Breakfast; transfer; local dep.-tax; dinner; accomodation at a hotel)

day 3 Start with 4x4 vehicles via Bere Ale to lake Assale (Amadela); camp
(from today until day 11: transport in 4x4 trucks; guides, cooks, security; accomodation in camps; permits; some tips; full board)

day 4 After breakfast we will drive from Amadela along site the Danakil "Alps" to the foot of the volcanoe Erta Ale.

day 5 In the night start to the caldera of Erta Ale (613 ) - the luggage will be carryed by camels; camp
(additional local guide; camels for luggage)

day 6 This is a full day at the volcano; camp

day 7 Another full day (#3) at the volcano; camp.

day 8 After breakfast we will hike down from Erta Ale to the base camp.

day 9 From Erta Ale base camp we will drive back to Lake Assale; camp.

day 10 Visit of the saltmining and the Danakil desert; camp at Amadela.

day 11 Early morning drive and excursion at Dallol; camp

day 12 From Lake Assale drive back to Makale; hotel in Makale; dinner at a restaurant

day 13 Flight from Makale to Addis. Transfer to the hotel and dinner at a restaurant.
(Breakfast in the hotel; transit to/from the airport; dinner)

day 14 Transfer to the airport; flight from Addis to Germany arround evening - arrival next day
(Breakfast in the hotel; tips; citiytour; transit to the airport)

(x) If accommedation in one particular hotel is not availiable, equal accomplishment will be given. Further more we reserve the right to change the program if necessary.

Not included achievements: Journey (flights) to/from Ethiopia); payments for a visa; departure- and airport-tax; your personal shopping and expenditures; all food not included in the achievements of VEI.

Date of departure and costs:
We will set a date of departure when a group signs in on individual number, or a list of interested persons get the minimum of 6 participants. The price per participant will be based on a group of 6-9 participants. Single accommondation requires extra payment

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Erta Ale 2009(c)VEI Dallol2 Lava lake fo  Erta Ale 2009(c)VEI

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