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Erta Ale & Danakil



Duration: 13 days
best date of travel:
Nov. - March
Participants: 6 - 10
Visa/Vaccination: yes
north-east part of Ethiopia
Here are some pictures from our great trip 2009

Erta Ale (613 m)

Dallol (-85 m)

Alolobed (40 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)

1. day Arrival in Addis; transfer; city tour; lunch stop; flight from Addis to Makale; transfer to the hotel; dinner at restaurant; hotel Axum or other

2. day Start with 4x4 vehicles via Berhale to lake Assale; camp at Amadela

3. day Drive and excursion at Dallol; visit of salt mining, springs and black salt; camp at Amadela

4. day Excursion to Cathrine crater or other; going on with our 4x4 to Kusravat and base camp Lascoma at Erta Ale

5. day In the night start to the caldera of Erta Ale (613m) - the luggage will be carryed by camels; ca

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

7. day Full day at Erta Ale and hike down after dawn to the base camp Laascoma; camp (kitchen and all luggage goes down midday)

8. day Early start towards Lake Afrera; lunch at Awash Hotel on the road; continuing south via Serdo to Logia; hotel Nazerete

9. day Visit of hot srings and geysir of Alolobed; lunch at hotel Nazerete; drive to Manda Hararo volcano site; camp

10. day Drive to Awash national park, ; awash lodge

11. day Daytour at Awash national park with dirve to volcano Fantale and Filwoha hot spring; Awash lodge

12. day After breakfast game drive (Safar), followed with journey to Addis with stop on road at Kone caldera and Tulle Moje volcano; dinner in Addis (hotel Debredamo if needed with departure next day)

13. day Transfer to the airport; flight from Addis to Germany - arrival usaually the same day

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 7 participants. The price per participant will be based on a group of 7-10 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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