DANAKIL/ERTALE

 

 The region of Afar is frequently visited by Archeologists from all over the world. Known as the cradle of humanity, Afar region in Ethiopia is where the remains of Lucy, more than 3 million years old, has been discovered. While this region attracts acrcheologists from all over the world, very few tourists visit it because of unsatisfacory promotional efforts made to inform the world of what Afar has to offer.

One of the biggest marvels in the world that tourists would love to see is Ertale. Ertale has first been explored by french tourists some 100 years ago. It is one of the rare active volcanos in the world where tourists can see melting rock from as close as few hundred meters.

 ertale natural fire work in Ertale

The melting lava in the craters of two mountains exhibits one of the unique views in the world. Especially at night, the sprinkling lava which creates a magnificent fire display is one unforgettable scene that a tourist can experience.

The area is also home to one of the biggest salt resource, naturaly accumulated in an artistic way.

 Scenary near ertale

 

A camping night near the Ertale crater provides one unforgettable experience. Arrangements can be made where you can reach the volcano site via helicopter. The other option is to go to the site half way by car and the rest on the back of the mule. Either way an experienced tour and travel agency is required. Security escort is also necessary. ( contact us by clicking here for our support in making tour arrangements.

 

Main llisting of Natural Attractions

- ETHIOPIAN MOUNTAINS ( The Simien Mountains and Bale Mountains)

- ERTALE

- WONDO GENET

- SOF UMAR

- ERTALE VOLCANO

- KONSO

 

Related links

 

- HISTORICAL ATTRACTION

- LAKES IN ETHIOPIA

- ETHIOPIAN NATIONAL PARKS

- CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS

- UNIQUE EVENTS

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