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DANAKIL & DJIBOUTI, 15 days

15 days and 14 nights

DANAKIL & DJIBOUTI, 15 days
01. SAT. Arrival in Addis Ababa. Transfer to the chosen hotel. Have a free morning. Afternoon (1400 hrs from the hotel) tour of the capital: visit Entoto mountain with views over the capital, the National & the Ethnographic museums, St George church and the Mercato, biggest open air market in Africa.
Meals free. ON (overnight) hotel.
02. In the morning fly to Mekele and then drive to Wikro for visit Wikro Kirkos and Abreha Atsbeha Churches and back to Mekele or go to Hawsen for overnight in hotel.
03. Drive to Ahmed Ale and visit Afar people and villages; meet the camel caravans coming from the cities back to Dallol and from Dallol with the salt to be sold in the cities of Tigray & neighboring regions; overnight camp Ahmed Ale.
04. Drive to Dallol plains; some Afar villages, Visit Lake Asale the morning life of the people in the village and camel caravans; overnight camping Ahmed Ale.
05. Drive to Erta Ale volcano; in Dodom organize the camels for the materials for climbing the volcano and then Erta Ale. Trekking and the night visit the Lava Lake. Here are fantastic views, with the lava and the volcano rim. Pass your day and night on the rim of the volcano; overnight camp Erta Ale.
06. Walk back to the vehicles and then drive to Lake Afrera. Visit afar people extracting salt from Lake Afrera. Proceed to the hot springs, camping Afrera.
07. Drive to Asaita. Visit Afar and Amhara people. Visit very nice views over Awash river. Asaita was previously the Afar people capital. Overnight Asaita camping.
08. Drive to Lake Abe proceeding to Djibouti through Donelle, visit Lake Gemeri & continue to lake Abe, for spectacular views; Lunch on the way dinner & overnight camp at shore of lake Abe.
09. Drive to Tadjoura and on the way visit to Lake Easal. Visit very nice views. Then drive to Tadjoura, previous capital. Relax at the beach. You can also optional have snorkeling, diving and boat excursion to the islands as Muche island or Sette Freres island. Overnight in camp or hotel Le sable blanc, LeGolfe or similar.
10. Drive to Goda Mountains visit Bankouale waterfall, village and the petrified forest; afternoon back to Tadjoura. ON Tadjoura.
11. Drive to Ardoukoba visit volcan Ardoukoba; overnight in camping.
12. Drive to visit the Djibouti town (the capital); then proceed to Ethiopia and drive to DireDawa. visit the markets, the famous Addis Ababa- Djibouti train station and more. Lunch on the way; dinner & ON hotel in DireDawa.
13. Early morning drive to the chad market of the town of Awedae. then proceed to Harar. Visit Harar: the city walls, the mosques, the churches, French poet Rimbaud house, the Adere people traditional houses, the markets, the basket productions and more; Evening visit a man feeding wild hyenas. Meals & ON hotel.
14. Drive to Awash National park, visiting on the way Afar & Kereyou people with lot of camels. Afternoon game drive, with possibility to spot many antelopes as Oryx, birds, crocodiles, hippos and the spectacular water falls of the Awash river. Meals & ON Fafate lodge in the park.
15. SAT. Drive back to Addis Ababa. Have day use room available. Afternoon visit the Mercato, biggest open air market in Africa; souvenir shops and more. Lunch free. Green Land Tours dinner invite you in a traditional restaurant with folkloristic dances. In the evening transfer to Bole International Airport for your departure.