- Departure Dates
- Transportation & Accommodation
- Important Info
- KM Covered Totally
Day 1 - Arrive to Addis Ababa, welcome by our team and transfer to your hotel – Visit the capital and its street ambient - O/n Hotel.
Day 2 - Drive to Kombolcha - On the way visit of the Oromo villages and Sembete market - O/n Local Hotel.
Day 3 - Drive to Hawzen to the Gheralta Mountains through the villages of Amhara and Tigrian people - O/n Lodge.
Day 4 - Full day excursion to discover the Tigrian rock hewn churches, house of ancient bibles and fresco paintings - O/n Lodge.
Day 5 - Drive to Amed Ela, the nearest village to Dallol - On the way visit of Afar villages - O/n Camping.
Day 6 - Excursion to the beautiful sulfuric plain of Dallol and gaze at the camel caravan amazing pictures - O/n Camping.
Day 7 - Visit of the Assa Ale salt lake and meet the camel caravan - Free evening to enjoy the daily life at Amed Ela - O/n Camping.
Day 8 - Drive to Dodum and trek to Erta Ale active Volcano - Overnight open air with mattress and sleeping bag near the volcano.
Day 9 - Drive to Afrera and explore the Salt mining at Lake Afrera - Bathing at the natural hot spring - O/n Camping.
Day 10 - Drive to Assaita to explore lakes nearby - O/n Camping.
Day 11 - Drive to Nazreth visiting on the way Oromo villages - O/n Hotel.
Day 12 - Drive to Sodore to relax and enjoy its swimming pool - In Addis Ababa traditional Ethiopian dinner with folklore dance -Transfer to the airport for intercontinental flight - Night on board.
Attention: This trip is NOT for everybody. It is a physical challenge that requires travelers with good health condition and great endurance against heat. Despite all, excursions will take place during the less hot hours of the day.
Day Destination Meals Accommodation
DAY 1 ADDIS ABABA Not included Hotel
DAY 2 KOMBOLCHA Full Board Local Hotel
DAY 3 GHERALTA Full Board Lodge
DAY 4 GHERALTA Full Board Lodge
DAY 5 AHMED ELA Full Board Camp
DAY 6 AHMED ELA Full Board Camp
DAY 7 AHMED ELA Full Board Camp
DAY 8 DODUM Full Board Vivaq
DAY 9 AFRERA Full Board Camp
DAY 10 ASSAYTA Full Board Camp
DAY 11 NAZRET Full Board Hotel
DAY 12 ADDIS ABABA Full Board Night on board
Due to the extremely hot weather in this area, a trip to the Danakil can be done only from October to April.
The group minimum for this trip is 4 persons
4 person: 158 € per day per person. Total price 1,900 € per person.
To know the Price for larger groups, please contact us.
Attention: Prices might change according to current fuel prices, currency devaluation and flight taxes. Birana Ethiopia Tours is committed to inform of this changes at the time of the booking.
The Price includes:
Transfers from / to airport
Bus or minibus for Addis Ababa city tour
4x4 cars for the whole trip
Accommodation in local hotels, lodges, camp sites and standard hotels with full board
Entrance and permit fees in the Afar region
Entrances for the Tigrian Rock Hewn Churches
Local guide for the whole trip
Tents and camping material
Cooking car and cooking materials
Traditional dinner in Addis Ababa 15% VAT inclusive
The Price DOES NOT include:
Visa (17€ or 20$)
Intercontinental flight (more info)
Meals and beverages in Addis Ababa the first day
Photo and video camera fees at some sites
After the booking confirmation, the client should transfer an amount of 30% of the trip price. The remaining 70% will be transferred within 20 days before departure or in cash on arrival.
Transportation & Accommodation
The transportation for this tour in Ethiopia can only be full equipped 4x4 cars. It is mandatory to travel at least 2 cars together. We provide 4WD Toyota Land cruisers which are comfortable, secure and high engine power.
The accommodation is mainly at lodges, local hotels and camp sites. The last two accommodation possibilities provide service to the best of their abilities.
If you want to read more about infrastructures in Ethiopia FAQ.
Passport: Valid for 6 months minimum and at least one free page to stamp the visa.
Entry visa for Ethiopia acquired at the immigration office of Addis Ababa International Airport at your arrival. Price 17 € or 20$.
Travel insurance: Generally speaking almost all tourists coming to Ethiopia buy their insurance at the country of origin. You may already have insurance or it may be easier to process. The trips booked through Birana Ethiopia Tours do not include any travel insurance. For the reasons mentioned, we recommend our clients to get travel insurance in their country of origin which includes cancellation, accident and lost luggage protection.
Yellow fever vaccination: A document is required to prove that you are vaccinated against yellow fever. You will get this document in your health center after vaccination. This document may be required at your arrival at the Addis Ababa Airport.
Birana Ethiopia Tours is a Travel and Tour Operator; we are not authorized to offer information about public health. This information varies constantly. So, to avoid wrong contents, for all information related to vaccination and sanitary precautions we recommend you to read the Ministry of External Affairs web site:
Also you can consult your health center.
Sleeping bag and pillow (preferably inflatable)
Hut or cap
Scarf to protect from dust
Shower flip flops
Small bag for the daily excursions
Medicine box with the most important medicines (antibiotics, anti malaria)
Anti mosquito 35%DEET (spray, stickers)
Photo Camera with big memory card and spare batteries.
The maximum weight allowed for your luggage is 20 kg plus hand bag.
KM Covered Totally
By road: 2,135 km