Tour Packages

Danakil Depressions

Bale Mountains and Danakil Depression Tour (Surface) - 12 Days and 11 Nights

Highlights of the Tour: Gorgeous gorges, Crater lakes, Active Volcanoes, Low level scenery, salt lakes, Erupted Lavas, Villages… 


DAY 1 : Arrival Addis Ababa and Drive to Dinsho (415 Kms. Graveled road and takes 8 hours of drives)

Up on arrival be meet by staff of Off-Road Ethiopia Tour., after coffee break head to Dinsho, the head quarter of Bale Mountains National Park. Visit the endemic mammals at the head quarter and overnight there. O/n Guest House


DAY 2 : Drive from Dinsho to Senate Plateau (whole trip takes about 6 hours in graveled road)

Drive from Dinsho to the highest peak of Senate Plateau for the great scenic beauty of the surrounding and back to Dinsho for overnight stay. O/n Guest House


DAY 3 : Drive from Dinsho to Langano (255 Kms. Graveled and some asphalt road and takes about 5 hours of drive)

Drive from Dinsho to Langano Rift Valley Lake. Before arrival visit the Abiyata-Shalla twin lakes. O/n Shebelle Hotel


DAY 4 : Drive from Langano to Awash (270 Kms. Asphalt road and takes about 4 hours of drive)

Drive from Langano to Awash. En route visit the Rift Valley Lake of Zeway. Late in the evening have safari in the Awash national Park. O/n Genet Hotel         


DAY 5 : Drive from Awash to Semera (230Kms. Asphalt road and takes about 4 hours drive)

Drive to Semera, the capital city for the Afar people. O/n camping


DAY 6 : Drive from Semera to Afdera (180Kms. Very bumpy and Gravelled road and takes about 8hrs)

Drive from Semera to Afdera. En route admire the volcanic rock and scenery of the desert. Up on arrival visit the salt extraction process on Lake Afdera. O/n Camping


DAY 7 : Drive from Afdera to Dodom and Trek Mountains to visit Erta'ale (110.00 kms on a sandy road and takes about 5 and a half hours)

Drive from Afdera to Dodom and Trek  from the bottom of the mountain up to the active volcano, trekking is usually performed in night times to escape the day sun


DAY 8 : Erta'ale

Continue filming and pictures of the volcano. O/n Camping


DAY 9 : Trek back to Dodom and Drive to Dalol

Trek back to Dodem and drive to Dallol, the lowest point on earth. Also visit to the lake Assale, another salt lake a border between Ethiopia and Djibouti. O/n Camping


DAY 10 : Drive from Dallol to Mekelle (The drive up to Mekelle is about 160.00 kms. on a pumpy and graveled road and takes about 8 hours)

Drive from Dallol to Mekelle. En route visit the camel caravan and the spectacular scenery of the road. O/n Axum Hotel


DAY 11 : Drive from Mekelle to Dessie (The drive up to Dessie is about 382.00 kms. on anAsphalt road and takes about 7 hours.)

Drive from Mekelle to Desse. En route visit the Island monastery of Hayq Stephen. O/n Lalibela Hotel


DAY 11 : Drive from Dessie to Addis Ababa (The drive up to Addis Ababa is about 400.00 kms. on a semi asphalt and semi graveled road and takes about 9 hours.)

Drive back to Addis Ababa. En route admire the mouth of Rift Valley system at Tarmaber and the lush- land of the Shoan Plateau. In the evening be taken to traditional restaurant where you can see live traditional dancing show and transfer to airport for departure.                      


Off-Road Ethiopia Tour wishes you a pleasant stay!

For more information, Please contact us





Work Time

Mon. - Fri. (8:00 am - 5:00pm)

Sat . (8:00 am - 12:30 pm)