Tigray Churches, Danakil, Djibouti and Harar

19 days and 18 nights

1: Addis Ababa

Arrival Addis Ababa. Meet the guide at the airport. Transfer hotel. Rest. Afternoon tour of Addis. ON htl
2: Tigray Churches

Fly Mekele. Meet your vehicles. Drive to the Tigray churches. Visit Micael Imba & Micael Barka churches. ON Gheralta lodge (orAxum htl Mekele)
3: Tigray Churches

Full day for Tigray churches: we suggest Abreha We Atsbeha, Degum Selassie & Wikro Cherkos. ON Gheralta lodge (orAxum htl Mekele)
4: Danakil

Drive to Berhale and visit your first Afar people and villages; and meet the camel caravans coming from the cities back to Dalol and from Dalol with the salt to be sold in the cities of Tigray & neighboring regions. ON camp
5: Caravans

Walk with the Afar people. Two days of trekking bring us more in contact with these special people. The trekking is not so hard not having any altitude to do, but is very hot, so must be fit. You’ll see how the Afar people leave and move during these days; how they prepare their traditional bread, tea and lot of new interesting discoveries. ON camping along the river side
6: Caravans

Another full day trekking and discovering. ON camping AhmedAle
7: Dalol

Is a special day: drive to Dalol, to see the Afar men extracting salt. Are spectacular colors of nature, unique in the world. ON camping AhmedAle
8: Emegubi

Drive to some Afar villages, as Emegubi. Is very interesting experiencing their way of life. ON in the village.
9: Ahmedale

Visit the morning life of the people in the village. Then proceed to Dodom. Organize the camels for the materials for climbing the volcano next day. ON camp
10: Ertale

Trekk to climb the volcano (early morning). Here are fantastic views, with the lava and the volcano rim. ON camping
11: Ertale - Lake Afrera

Walk back to the vehicles. Then drive to lake Afrera. Visit Afar people extracting salt from lake Afrera. Proceed to the hot springs, where we’ll camp.
12: Semera

Drive to Afar people and the Afar people capital: Semera. ON camp Me’aseni lodge
13: Djibouti - Tadjoura

Enter into Djibouti and proceed to lake Easal. Visit very nice views. Then drive to Tadjoura, previous capital. Relax at the beach. ON htl or camp
14: Djibouti

Relax. Afternoon drive to Djibouti town. ON htl
15: Lake Abe

Drive to lake Abe, for spectacular views. ON camp
16: DireDawa - Harar

Drive to DireDawa. Visit the train station and the town. Then proceed to Harar. ON htl
17: Harar

Visit of 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 the hyena man: a man feeding wild hyenas. ON htl
18: Awedae - Awash

Early morning visit the chat market at Awedae village. Proceed then to the Awash National park: Game drive and spot many antelopes as the Orix, the Awash river and very nice falls, many birds, crocodiles and more. ON camping in the park or Fafate lodge
19: Addis Ababa

Breakfast & game drive. Then drive back Addis Ababa, to reach for lunch. Ones in Addis, short visit of the Mercato, biggest open air market in Africa. Dinner in traditional restaurant with folkloristic dances. Then transfer airport for departure