(MEKELE – AHMED ELA) 200 KM
The drive takes you to Ahmed Ela passing through the western escarpment of the great Rift valley , Ahmed Ela Dallol ,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.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. 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. Camping in Ahmed Ela with Local bed and open Air.