10 days Djibouti TO Ethiopia Safari Tour
Djibouti the horn of Africa, is a fascinating mélange of cultures, from nomadic herders to Arabian traders and influences from across the Indian Ocean. It is also home to some of the continent’s most remote and breathtaking landscapes, a land where the taste of the wild is in the air, simply begging the intrepid traveler to explore.
Starting in Djibouti we visit Lac Assal and the spectacular Lac Abbe, a vast Salt Lake with tall limestone chimneys belching gas into the air that looks for all the world like it should be on another planet. We then cross into Ethiopia, heading into the Afar desert and meeting the formidable Afar people, once feared throughout the region. We hike up the volcano of Erta Ale and marvel at its lava lake, visit the hot springs at Dallol - the hottest place on earth - and look out for camel caravans carting blocks of salt across the desert. There are few places in the world that can compete with this region for real adventure.
Itinerary in Summary
Day 1 – Djibouti Day 2 – Lac Assal
Day 3 – Lac Abbe Day 4 – Lac Abbe – Semera
Day 5 – Lake Afrera Day 6 – Erta Ale
Day 7 – Ahmedela Day 8 – Dallol – Mekelle
Day 9 – Addis Ababa Day 10– Addis Ababa
Nov 18- Mar 17
pickup avaiable from airport, train and also cruise
- Transport throughout the tour
- Full-board Accommodation
- Experience Driver Guide
- Attractions and Activities charges
- Bottled water
- Anything not added on the itinerary!
Day 1 – Djibouti
Arrive in Djibouti and transfer to your hotel.
Day 2 – Lac Assal
We head to the crater lake of Lac Assal – one of Africa’s most impressive natural phenomena, its spectacular colors and unusual crystalline formations give it an almost alien appearance.
Day 3 – Lac Abbe
Drive to Lac Abbe, stopping en route to meet local people and arriving in the late afternoon to watch the sun set over one of Africa’s most enigmatic and breathtaking regions.
Day 4 – Lac Abbe – Semera
This morning we visit the extraordinary landscape of Lac Abbe, a desolate salt lake with hundreds of limestone chimneys belching Sulphur into the atmosphere.
Day 5 – Lake Afrera
We head to the turquoise Afrera Lake, surrounded by palm trees and home to local Afar people harvesting salt flakes using traditional methods
Day 6 – Erta Ale
Drive to Mount Erta Ale through the Afar desert – Erta Ale is one of the highlights of this expedition, and is one of only five permanent lava lakes in the world. Hike to the rim to see one of the world’s most spectacular sights when the red lava in the crater lights up the sky.
Day 7 – Ahmedela
Drive to Ahmedela along unmarked sandy tracks, passing Afar settlements along the way.
Day 8 – Dallol – Mekelle
Drive to the hot springs at Dallol, composed of different minerals along with Sulphurs and potash and create spectacular colors. You are likely to see the long ‘caravane de sel’ – camel trains loaded with salt.
Day 9 – Addis Ababa
Fly back to Addis Ababa for farewell dinner in local and overnight.
Day 10– Addis Ababa
In the morning after breakfast you will transferred for a city tour to explore some of the sights of this fascinating city and evening you board your flight back home.