Danakil, Djibouti and the holy city of Harar
1: Addis Ababa
Arrive Addis Ababa, transfer hotel for O/N.
2: Awash National Park
Drive to Awash National Park. Visit on the way Kereyou people, the Metahara Lake. Afternoon, game drive in the park, visit the Awash River falls, Awash River gorge and more. Dinner and O/N camp, in the park.
3: Danakil depression
Continue driving toward the Afar people and drive to the town of Semera. Get here all needed permits for visiting the Danakil depression (117m below sea level). O/N camp.
4: Lake Afrera
Drive to visit lake Afrera, where Afar people extract salt. O/N camp.
5: Ertale volcano
Drive at bottom of Ertale volcano, one of the few active volcanic sites in Africa. Spectacular views from the top. At night trek. O/N camp.
6: ErTale volcano
Visit the volcano, views, and more. Afternoon back to vehicle. O/N camp.
Drive back to Semera. O/N camp.
Drive to Djibouti and proceed to lake Easal for spectacular views. O/N camp.
Continue to Tadjoura, old capital. O/N htl. (PS: permits of vehicles to Djibouti now are very complicated. Minimum needed 45 days to get the permits. Extra cost: which is included in the tour cost). Very nice beach and colorful town.
Boat (or drive) to Djibouti. By boat is very nice for diving (can also be done one night on the boat. But cost is quite high. Ps. inform us if you are up to boating or drive). If in Djibouti, O/N Sheraton (about 140$ for a room; or be informed if you prefer cheaper 3* Menelik htl of about 90$ for a room).
11: Lake Abe
Drive to Lake Abe for very nice views. O/N camp.
12: Addis Ababa
Enter back to Ethiopia (multiple reentry visa can be obtained in Djibouti or other wise in Addis, on second day clients must spend one day more in Addis making tour and for permits. (Inform us which you prefer) and O/N Dire Dawa at Ras htl.
Drive Harar and visit of walls, mosques, French poet Rimbaud house, Adere people, markets, and more. Evening hyena-man performance. O/N Belayneh htl.
14: Addis Ababa
Drive or fly back to Addis via Dire Dawa.
15: Addis Ababa
Tour of Addis and departure.