Danakil FAQs

Please also read General FAQs

When do we go?

because of the Christ Mass and Timeiket( Epiphany) Holiday, our tours leave every single day starting from October 8 to January 14  and every 2 days in other seasons:

We have tours every two even days throughout the year based on the permit we get from tourism office, like 2,4,6,8,10,12……..24,26,28,30. Also, some odd days based on special packages and request from our customers.

Coming tours:

Starting from September 25th we have scheduled tour to Danakil departing every single day…..September 25,26,27,28,29…..etc and same in October, November, December and January. 

It is also possible to organize private tours for individuals or groups outside of these dates.

Security

Danakil security is a safe area. Mobile coverage is now available in the camping site of Hamedela village, Dallol area and on the road between Hamedela to Ertale volcano. Tours travel in convoy and it is prerequisite to have security when visiting the Danakil.

Food and Drink

While you are in the Danakil we will provide meals and water, and cater for vegetarians. You are advised to bring small snacks that will not be damaged by the heat.

Kit List

You may wish to bring:

Water bottle
Small binoculars (optional)
Sunscreen, lip salve
Sunglasses
Sunhat
Camera and spare batteries
Towel
Toiletries including wet wipes
Small personal first aid kit; including personal medication, plasters, paracetamol
Trekking clothes, lightweight material, t-shirt, shorts or long pants
Lightweight trekking boots
Sandals or flip-flops for around camp
Spare socks, underwear, t-shirts
Trekking poles (optional)
Diary and pen
Head torch important for the volcano
Reading book
Sleeping bag (we provide as well)

Getting to Mekele

Our tours start from Mekele around 9AM. If you are travelling to and from Addis our tours are arranged so that you are able to leave Addis on the morning flight to arrive in Mekele, where you will be met at the airport by one of our guides and you can join the group that will leave for the Danakil that morning.

You return to Mekele after your Danakil trip at around 5pm. This gives you time to catch the flight back to Addis if you wished to return that night.

How many people are on each tour?

There is no minimum number of people we need for a tour to go ahead. It is our company’s guarantee that it will always run.

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