Danakil Depression

Danakil Depression, Afar Region: Hours, Address, Danakil Depression Reviews: 5/5

Danakil Depression
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Deserts • Geologic Formations
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6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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moran
4 contributions
Nov 2020
My friend and I spent 3 days in Danakil Depression guided by Solomon Hadera.
I must say that it was one of our highlights in ethiopia!
Thanks to him, everything went wonderful and very smooth and we felt safe and comfortable the whole time.
Solomon was incredibly knowledgeable (an endless source of information!), kind and very attentive with respect to our comfort during the whole experience.
He made us feel very comfortable and answered our every question. I enjoyed speaking with him as well on a personal level.
I consider Solomon a friend and I highly recommend him for anyone going to the Danakil Depression or elsewhere in Ethiopia. My friend and I are already planning to go back and can’t wait to have Solomon with us for another great experience.
I know that he will try to make your trip comfortable and full of unique and amazing experiences. You will be saisfied from start to finish!
Solomon can be reached via Whatsapp at +251 91 047 4156 and Solomonhad123@gmail.com.
Written 30 April 2021
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Tour33033786207
England, UK4 contributions
Mar 2021
We used #EthioTours to visit the Danakil Depression from town of semera earlier in march and I highly recommend them ethiotours@yahoo.com
whatsApp : +251918768616
This was one of the most amazing holidays we have ever had. Every day held something exciting and new. Ethiopia is a fascinating country with its rich culture and diverse landscapes. If I had to choose the most exciting part of the trip is night's sleep under the stars, the journey to Erta Ale volcano .
After spending the night in the campsite near the volcano, we began our descent to the jeeps. Within an hour's drive, we reached another spectacular location: the sulfur lake. Colors unlike I'd ever seen before, mineral nozzles spewing hot water, crisp red earth and a feeling of another planet are all offered by the second of the two top locations in the Danakil Depression.. The formations and colors are endless.This was an unforgettable holiday, one of the best days I have ever spent anywhere!
Highly Recommended!
Written 19 March 2021
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Manning W
Barcelona, Spain194 contributions
Mar 2020
The Danakil Depression is one of the most fascinating places on Earth. I visited this past March, right before the Covid travel freeze, with my two sons. We flew to Mekele, where we were met by our travel agency, Ethio Travel and Tours. We had our own Landcruiser with a trained guide/driver, and were followed by five other SUVs, with chefs and security guards. We slept on pads under the stars, near the vast salt flats (which seemed like a warm Arctic), near bubbling sulphuric lakes, and finally on the rim of the active Erta Ale volcano, which we descended twice. Our experience was the opposite of 'glamping', but luxury was not the idea. Sounds odd maybe, but the dozen or so travelers in the other SUVs added unimaginably to our experience, total strangers from France, Italy, and Japan, who under these conditions, seemed like longtime friends, especially around the campfires. I've been lucky to travel everywhere over the years, but this was the most unique area I've ever seen.
Written 5 January 2021
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snowythepyro
London, UK488 contributions
Nov 2019
In our 24 hours in the Danakil, we saw the Great Rift, salt flats and lakes, the "colourful area" (Dalol), and salt canyons that wouldn't look out of place in Monument Valley. The trip is very much worth the effort it is to get guides, 4x4s, security etc.
Written 30 October 2020
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Pascal
3 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
Great tour to danakil depressions,
We have been with others travelers 2days
It was perfect, we really enjoyed the trip!
The weather conditions was very hot but mostly we wear the car which is the car has air conditioning and very comfortable
All the groups have been happy with the tour we did!! It was well organized everything!!
For the next visitors we would really like to recommend amsalu.
We appreciate his services
Contact email amsalutesfa@yahoo.com
WhatsApp +251955195392
Written 24 September 2020
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Serena T
Cossato, Italy2 contributions
Mar 2020
The landscapes in the Danakil depression are just impressive. This tour leads you to see the sunrise on the geysers, and the sunset on the salted lake Assale, and to trek under the stars to the top of Erta Ale volcano, waiting for the sunrise near the crater. You can also float in salted water pool and observe camel caravans transporting salt blocks.

I had to organise this trip last minute and Hafi Tours did a great job. Very swift and clear communication via WhatsApp. They picked me up at the airport in Mekele and arranged a 3-day and 2-night tour in the Danakil depression, including Erta Ale volcano. Everything was well very organised, including transport in 4x4 LandCruiser, camping equipment, drinking water and meals. Our driver was very kind. Really recommended!

Hafi Tours
Whatsapp: +251918518807
Email: haftomgebreham@gmail.com
Written 21 March 2020
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travelholic99
Hong Kong, China987 contributions
Mar 2020
We traveled for a day tour. It is quite far away in the north of Ethiopia, close to the border between Eritrea. It was a wonderful experience to see the nature beauty of this region, walking around active volcanic rocks, hot springs, and seeing the running lava. It is known as the hottest place and the lowest place on earth. The landscape was stunningly beautiful, just that it was so hot there. We felt like walking on a saucepan, so we spent around 3 hours there only.. It is better to follow a local guy to walk around the area as some of the ground is too soft and to hot to walk. It is a must see tourist spot in Ethiopia, highly recommended.
Written 21 March 2020
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Kittenator
Hong Kong, China154 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
An exciting journey to see the lowest driest and hottest place on earth. Amazing geological formation from volcanic spring. Camel caravan was another highlight carrying salt loaded to town. Sunset at dallol plus overnight camping under the stars! Unforgettable experience and great adventure highly recommend
Written 15 March 2020
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Stefano
Rome, Italy2 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
I traveled to ethiopia for the first time i have spent 3 day trip to denakil and 2 day tigray churches with yemane's company"origin of geez ethiopia tour" i had Unforgettable trip. The food was delicious ,the staff was on time,active and friendly. Generally i had an excellent service and tour origanizetion.so If you want excellent organize, warming service,good safety, professional guides and real good and reasonable price i highly recommending to use this company.
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email:- yeoman.yr@gmail.com
Written 9 March 2020
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Robin
Cologne, Germany2 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
I traveled Solo to Ethiopia. I met Hafi through his positive TripAdvisor recommendations. We then discussed about tours to do, he have advised with the possibility of tours that I can do. My first trip started from the Simien mountains and end in The Danakil depression. The Danakil depression tour was such a wonderful experiance that I have never had before in my life. I get a good service and it's all because of Hafi. The service was great, food was nice, everyone was so friendly. I greatly appreciate the organization! I recommend to contact Hafi.
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Whatsapp: +251918518807
Email: haftomgebreham@gmail.com
Written 9 March 2020
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