Duration:- 15 Days
&14 Nights Transport:- Flight
Beginning of the tour in Addis Ababa. Morning free.
Afternoon tour of the capital: visit Entoto mountains with views over the
capital, the National museum, St George church.
Fly to DireDawa. Meet your guide and proceed to
Harar. On the way visit the "Chat" market at Awodai. Afternoon visit
of Harar: the mosques, city walls, the basket production, the markets, French
poet Rimbaud house, and more. Evening visit a man feeding wild hyenas, at the
doors of the town.
Drive to the Awash National Park, visiting Afar
people on the way. At the park admire a very nice flora & fauna (Oryx,
lesser kudu, dik-dik, crocodiles, hippos, many birds & more), the Awash
river falls + the river gorge & more. ON Fafate lodge in the park or hotel
in Awash town.
Breakfast & game drive. Proceed then to the
Afar people and reach Semera, where we take the permits for the Danakil.
Visit Afar people extracting salt from lake Afdera.
Proceed to the hot springs, where we’ll camp (next to the springs).
Drive till Dodom. Then organize the camels for the
materials and trek from around 1500 hrs till early evening to the volcano. Here
are fantastic views, with the lava and the volcano rim.
Full day at the Ertale volcano. Can walk all around
Walk back to Dodom, to meet the vehicles. Drive
then to an Afar people village (Emegubi village) for some very interesting
experiences, admiring their culture & way of life.
Proceed to Ahmedale.
Another special day: drive to Dalol, to see the
Afar men extracting salt. View of the spectacular colors of nature, unique in
Follow up camels caravans and walk with
the Afar people. You’ll see how they prepare their traditional bread, how they
travel, communicate & more. You will have another unique experience.
Continue walking with the Afar people, following
the camels caravans. Reach then Berhale, where you’ll meet the vehicles. Drive
to Gheralta, in the Hawzen region. From the depression that go 120 mts below
sea level we go up to the Ethiopian highlands. In the Tigray region more than
110 different churches are found, with different architectural and ornamental
designs, from the Axumite to the Zegwe Dinasty, built in such difficult places
over mountains to protect the churches and monasteries from any enemy. On the
way visit Micael Imba church.
Full day to visit these special churches: we suggest
Abreha Weatsbeha, Degum Selassie & Wikro Cherkos
Crossing lake Ashandi, we proceed to lake Hayk.
Visit Debre Estifanos monastery, over an island of the lake. Drive to
Crossing fantastic views, reach Addis Ababa.
Ones 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.