Witness the birth of an ocean and the place where three Tectonic plates meets namely the Arabian plate, Somali plate and African plate …
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Witness the birth of an ocean and the place where three Tectonic plates meets
namely the Arabian plate, Somali plate and African plate .The main Ethiopian Rift is
widening at a much slower rate than the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden and still
entirely underlain by a continental crust. Ethiopia, Djibouti and Eritrea share this
stunning natural force which can be seen even from space as a major earth
formation. It is a great opportunity to have the combined tour program with our
best services at a one stop service for all your nature interest in combination with
culture of the two nations and their similarity among people.
DJIBOUTI CITY TOUR – WHALE SHARK TRIP – TADJOURAH AND SABLE BLANC –
BACK TO ETHIOPA.
DAY 01 – ARRIVE IN DJIBOUTI AND CITY TOUR.
Arrive morning time with flight.
Lunch break and relaxation.
Djibouti city tour in the Afternoon
Dinner and Overnight local hotel in Djibouti town.
DAY 02- FULL DAY WHALE SHARK AND SABLE BLANC TOUR.
Drive to plage Arta
Swimming and snorkeling with whale shark.
Drive to sable Blanc.
Swimming and snorkeling in sable Blanc in the afternoon.
Dinner and Overnight in sable Blanc camp.
DAY 03- TADJOURAH SIGHTSEEING AND VISIT RANDA.
Drive to tadjourah for sightseeing.
Visit the town as well as the market.
Drive to Randa
Visit the village of Ardo.
Dinner and Overnight in Randa tourist camp.
DAY 04- BACK TO DJIBOUTI TOWN.
Lunch and relaxation.
Casino and sightseeing in the city.
Dinner and Overnight local hotel in Djibouti town
DAY 05 – ARRIVE IN ADDIS ABABA AND CITY TOUR.
Fly back to Addis Ababa.
Lunch break and relaxation.
Addis Ababa city tour in the Afternoon
Dinner at “INTER REVOIVING RESTAURANT” The first revolving restaurant
in East –Africa and Overnight intercontinental Addis hotel in Addis Ababa
Day 06 (Addis –Mekele-flight) – Erta Ale 250Km (Drive from Mekele to Erta Ale
passing through Abala Mountain)
After arriving at Mekele Airport in the morning, the drive continues to Mount Erta
Ale passing through Sand Dooms and recently flow of lava. After arriving in one of
the Afar village called Dodom we will have a welcoming brief from the chief of the
clan and he will inform us the security of Erta Ale. Have some Picnic lunch in the
village. Then the drive continues until the Base of Erta Ale and the cars will stop in
the parking area. We will be prepared for the 4 Hours trekking to the mount Erta
Erta Ale is one of its kinds in the world because it has been staying active Lava
Lake for the last 125 years and you can observe the Lake from every corner of the
rim with very close distant. It is the result of the Triple divergent Tectonic plates
in the east of Africa and it is the only place on earth where you can see the
oceanic ridge on the surface next to Iceland.
Arriving in Erta Ale will be around 9:00 Pm and upon arrival we can walk around 45
Minutes to be on the rim of the Volcano. Enjoy your stay around the Lava Lake and
have all your Photo shoots. Camping around the ridge of the Lava Lake on the Floor
with Mats and mattress.
Day 07 Drive from Erta Ale to Dallol ( Ahmed Ela) Through Abala mountain.
Early morning wakeup call and if anybody wants to see the Lava Lake AGAIN we will
arrange the visit otherwise we start to descend down to the Base camp where our
cars are parked and upon arrival we will have some minutes rest and breakfast. The
drive takes you to Ahmed Ela passing through the western escarpment of the great Rift
valley , Ahmed Ela or Dallol is one of Africa’s most striking geographical features of the
earth surface even visible from space ,Danakil ,or Afar Depression , which encompasses a
good portion of the Afar region , is one of the earth hottest and most inhospitable places,
with many points more than 100 meters below sea level and noon time temperature soaring
above 50”c. Camping in Ahmed Ela with local beds and open air.
Day 08 (Half day visit of Dallol depression that includes the geysers, fumaroles and
traditional salt working area and the drive continues to Mekele
Half day, visit of all the Dallol vicinity that includes salt plain working area, Lake Asale
(The Salt Lake), Dallol active colorful hot brine springs and fumaroles’ deposits of sulphur
and phosphorous and salt dooms. We will have PICNIC Lunch in one of the shady and blow
of air place. Also witness the striking age dating CAMEL CARAVAN which passes through
the small village of Ahmed Ela and follow to some place walking and talking the experience
of the workers which leads the camels. It is the site of a dry salt lake from which
Ethiopians since time immemorial have obtained their amoles, or bars of salt , used both
for consumption and , not long ago , as a regular currency. Mined by the Afar people for at
least a millennium and a half, the salt is loaded on camels and taken to the highlands, where
it is still in considerable demand and fetches a good price. After lunch at the camp the
drive continues to Mekele which takes about 3 Hours to cover the 220Km .Arrive at
Mekele and transferred to the Airport for the flight back to Addis in the Evening
More city tour of Addis and Shopping, transferred to the Airport for the
International Flight Back Home.
End of the Tour
The tour package price for the above Program will be USD -- -- -- -- - per Person
Single room Supplement is USD
ARRIVE IN DJIBOUTI AND CITY TOURArrive morning time with flight. Lunch break and relaxation. Djibouti city tour in the Afternoon Dinner and Overnight local hotel in Djibouti town.
FULL DAY WHALE SHARK AND SABLE BLANC TOUR.Drive to plage Arta Swimming and snorkeling with whale shark. Drive to sable Blanc. Lunch break Swimming and snorkeling in sable Blanc in the afternoon. Dinner and Overnight in sable Blanc camp.
TADJOURAH SIGHTSEEING AND VISIT RANDA.(1)Drive to tadjourah for sightseeing. (2) Visit the town as well as the market. (3) Drive to Randa (4) Visit the village of Ardo. (5) Lunch break. (6) Dinner and Overnight in Randa tourist camp.
The Above tour package price includes the following services
1/ camping Accommodations on Double room basis as per the program.
2/Meals on Full board basis with camping chef.
3/Transportation with our best conditioned 4WD Land Cruiser for the sightseeing’s and
transfers throughout the trip.
4/Professional English Speaking Guides with adequate Travel and Safety experience
accompanying all the way.
5/ local Guides on the spots and Scouts as per the Program.
6/ all entrance fees
7/All camping gears, cook for camping with all kitchen materials
8/Scouts, police, Road Guide and Militia fees in Afar Depression area.
9/Camel to transport items for one night at Erta Ale active Lava Lake rim.
The following services are not included in the price
1/International and Domestic Flight Tickets, visas and Insurance.
2/Expenses of Personal Nature like Alcoholic drinks, Laundry, porters’ fee and Tips.
3/ Video and Photographing fees
4/Services that are not mentioned in the list.