HET 702 – Awash NP, Danakil depression & Tigray churches
Tour can be customized
Some nights will have camping
Awash national park is the oldest and most developed wild life reserve in Ethiopia. Featuring the 1,800-metre high Fantalle Volcano, extensive mineral hot-springs, and extraordinary volcanic formations, this natural treasure is bordered to the south by the Awash River and lies 225 kilometers east of Addis Ababa.
Why you choose this package!
Awash National Park
Day 1,Arrive in Addis Ababa
Arrival at Addis Ababa, meet and greet, transfer to your hotel
Day 2,Drive to Awash
Drive to Awash en route visit the colorful markets to experience the culture of the Oromo and Afar peoples and have a game drive in the evening to see the wild animals and hot springs
Day 3,Abedelale Natural Hot Spring
Drive to Abedelale Natural Hot Spring and end of Awash River/Awash Delta to Lakes Afambo Lake, on the way, visit the Haussa Afar Royal Village by the side of Awash River, then proceed to Semera for an overnight. Camping
Day 4,Afdera Salt Lake
After breakfast collect your permit paper to visit the volcano area of Ertale, Drive from Semera to Afdera Salt Lake. Overnight camping by the Lake.
Day 05,We drive from Afdera to Whydodo
We drive from Afdera to Whydodo (a village where we arrange a scout and camels) then we go to the foot of the mountain Known us Dodem (no village) the drive takes 1 hour because of the Basaltic & sandy desert road condition. At Dodom we wait for the camels that take more than an hour to reach Dodom from whydodo village; till then the cook will make us our meals and we will be ready for immediate departure when our camels reach us. When the team is ready we will start ascending and reach the summit of Erta Ale around Mid night.
Spend the whole day at Erta-Ale, enjoy the marvelous view of the active volcanic eruption, the dry lava around the carter lake and at night the volcanic eruption becomes more colorful and beautiful. Around 09:00 p.m start to descend to our camp base at Dodom We rest the night here until 05:30 A.M here of next day.
Day 07,Ahmedela (Dallol)
Right after break fast (06:00 A.M) pack our things and start our journey to Ahmedela passing whydodo village by the sandy river basin. Overnight Camping Ahmedela
Excursion to The Dallol unique land formation and natural hot springs with different colors, salt hills and Lake Asale to see when the people work on the salt extraction. Afterlunch drive to wekro for Overnight
Day 09,Tigray Rock Churches
Visit the rock churches of Tigray – Wekro cherkos, Adi Kesho, Micheal Amba and Negash Mosque. After lunch drive to Hauzen and visit the rock churches of Tigray – Abreha Atsebeha and further drive to Gerhalta mountains and visit the famous rock churches of Tigray-Mariam Korkur. Overnight MekeleMekele was established in the 13th century and in the 19th century Emperor Yohannes IV made it his capital.
Day 10,Fly from Mekelle to Addis Ababa
Fly from Mekelle to Addis Ababa. Do last minute shopping in Addis And transfer for your flight back home
Highly Qualified Drivers and Guides
We have highly skilled and efficient drivers and guides with us, to make your vacations comfortable and memorable. Our drivers have knowledge in travel field and know about vehicle maintenance too. Our guides are multilingual, well-trained in wildlife identification, flora and fauna as well as the region's history and the way of life of the local people. They also guide you for the best site for camping and photographing site and they have been often praised for their impeccable behavior and neatness.
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Duration : 10 Days, 9 NIghts
Person : 10 Person
Availability : 40
Price : $
Location : Awash NP, Danakil & Tigray
Tour Duration: 9 nights & 10 days Season: September – April.We offer our clients customized domestic and international tour packages that are designed according to the requirement and budget of the traveler.