Friday, Jan 11, 2013
People on a recent expedition to Erta Ale reported that the lava lake was quite active and only about 10 m below the rim of the pit crater. ... [more]
Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012
The 2 German tourists who were kidnapped on 17 January from their camp on the Erta Ale volcano in the northern Danakil desert, Ethiopia, are reported to have been released, news agencies reported from Addis Ababa. ... [more]
Ethiopia (59 volcanoes):
Dallol | Gada Ale | Alu | Dalaffilla | Borale Ale | Erta Ale | Ale Bagu | Hayli Gubbi | Borawli | Tat Ali | Sork Ale | Mat Ala | Afderà | Asavyo | Ma Alalta | Alayta | Dabbahu | Mousa Alli | Dabbayra | Manda-Inakir | Manda Hararo | Kurub | Manda Gargori | Groppo | Dama Ali | Boina | Gabillema | Yangudi | Ayelu | Adwa | Hertali | Liado Hayk | Dofen | Fantale | Fentale | Beru | Kone | Bishoftu Volcanic Field | Unnamed 8.70/39.63 | Unnamed 8.7°N / 39.63°E | Unnamed 8.62°N / 38.95°E | Boset-Bericha | Sodore | Gedamsa | Bora-Bericcio | Tullu Moje | Unnamed 8.07°N / 39.07°E | Butajiri-Silti Field | East Zway | Alutu | O'a Caldera | Tepi | Corbetti Caldera | Bilate River Field | Hobicha Caldera | Chiracha | Tosa Sucha | Korath Range | Mega Basalt Field
Expeditions to Ethiopia's volcanoes:
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Danakil desert (Ethiopia): Desert, salt and volcanoes
(expedition to Erta Ale volcano and the Danakil depression (Ethiopia))
On this expedition, we cross the Afar area from South to North, climb active Erta Ale volcano and stay full 3 days and nights on the volcano, as well as 2 full days at Dallol and the Great Salt Lake.
At the miners' town of Ahmed Ela near Lake Assale we'll watch the centuries-old ritual of salt cutting, the shaping of salt blocks and the endless caravans arriving and leaving loaded with the precious "white gold".
Excellent preparation, highly competent professional and friendly staff, close interactions with local people, delicious food prepared by our Tigrian cook will more than compensate for the hardness and sometimes spartan character of living conditions we'll find ourselves in. ...more info
Ethiopia: Volcanoes, Minerals and People
(mineral collector tour to Ethiopia)
16 days - Moderate-ChallengingEthiopia is one of the most interesting countries in Africa, because of its rich ore concentrations. Already the Chinese are preparing for the use of industrial minerals and gems. On this excursion we will have the great opportunity to visit areas that promise a geology with rich minerals and gems. With our local contacts we will be able to discover nice samples. Our local contacts will support mineral collectors who want to export their samples or to buy nice samples from locals. Also we will have many opportunities to take great photos of the impressive Ethiopian nature, culture and people. You will discover an different image of Africa. ...more info
3850 € ?
31 Oct - 15 Nov 13
6-21 Dec 13