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Random pictures
Daytime view of the active lava lake is often obscured by strong degassing (image: Enku Mulugetu, September 2018)
Friday, Oct 12, 2018
Our Ethiopian expedition organiser Enku made a reconnaissance trip to Erta Ale in September and reported the current status of this continuously changing active volcano. It appears that over summer the lava lake in the summit crater slowly rose and remains very active, but that the fissure eruption at the volcano’s south flank (which started during the dramatic change of volcanic activity mid January 2017) slowed down. ... [more]
The lava lake inside the Southern Crater of Erta Ale’s summit caldera, shown here on 26 June 2018, is slowly rising and growing (image: Rebecca Wu)
Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018
Danakil expedition organiser Enku reports after our recent tour to this Ethiopian shield volcano that activity continues both at Erta Ale’s summit caldera and the fissure eruption site on its SE flank with sustained lava lakes. ... [more]

Volcanoes of Ethiopia and Eritrea

Adwa| Afderà| Alayta| Ale Bagu| Alu| Alutu| Asavyo| Ayelu| Beru| Bilate River Field| Bishoftu Volcanic Field| Boina| Bora-Bericcio| Borale Ale| Borawli| Boset-Bericha| Butajiri-Silti Field| Chiracha| Corbetti Caldera| Dabbahu| Dabbayra| Dalaffilla| Dallol| Dama Ali| Dofen| East Zway| Erta Ale| Fantale| Gabillema| Gada Ale| Gedamsa| Groppo| Hayli Gubbi| Hertali| Hobicha Caldera| Kone| Korath Range| Kurub| Liado Hayk| Ma Alalta| Manda Gargori| Manda Hararo| Manda-Inakir| Mat Ala| Mega Basalt Field| Mousa Alli| O'a Caldera| Sodore| Sork Ale| Tat Ali| Tepi| Tosa Sucha| Tullu Moje| Unnamed 8.07°N / 39.07°E| Unnamed 8.62°N / 38.95°E| Unnamed 8.70/39.63| Unnamed 8.7°N / 39.63°E| Yangudi
Expeditions to Ethiopia's volcanoes:
Danakil desert (Ethiopia): Desert, salt and volcanoes
(14 days expedition to Erta Ale volcano and Dallol hydrothermal field (Danakil desert, Ethiopia))
Desert, salt and volcanoes - expedition to the Danakil desert and its volcanoes
14 days / 13 nights - Moderate
$ 4530  ? 
17-30 Nov 2019
8-21 Dec 2019
22 Dec 19 - 4 Jan 2020
Experience one of the geologically most active areas on the planet! The Danakil desert is famous for Erta Ale, one of the world´s few active volcanoes constantly hosting a boiling lava lake and the surreal landscapes of colors, salt, geysers andsprings at the hydrothermal fields of Dallol.

See the dramatic change of environment when the jeep expedition starts in Addis Ababa (at 2355 m), and gradually descents into the Danakil depression, passing through Awash National Park before reaching the banks of Afrera salt lake (at - 100 m). The journey continues as we climb Erta Ale shield volcano and spend 3 full days and nights exploring the volcano´s caldera. We then set up camp at the Afar village of Hamed Ela and have 2 full days to discover the hydrothermal area of Dallol and Assale salt lake, including the centuries-old ritual of salt cutting. Finally explore the UNESCO world heritage site of the rock hewn churches of Lalibela.

We have been organising tours to the Danakil since early 2007 and hence have expertise in arranging such expeditions. Our highly competent Ethiopian main guide and volcanologist Enku and his friendly team will safely take you through the desert in 4x4 jeeps. The sometimes Spartan character of living conditions in the Danakil are partially compensated by the large variety of meals freshly prepared by our cook! ...more info

Danakil desert (Ethiopia): Volcanoes of the Danakil desert
(8 days expedition to Erta Ale and Dallol (Danakil depression, Ethiopia))
Erta Ale Volcano Special - expedition to Erta Ale's current eruption
6 - 8 days - Moderate
$ 3360  ? 
Custom and group dates
23-30 Mar 2019
9-16 Nov 2019
30 Nov - 7 Dec 2019
8 days expedition, starting and ending in Addis Ababa, going straight to the heart of the Danakil desert to explore the ongoing volcanic activity of Erta Ale shield volcano and Dallol hydrothermal fields! After climbing to the volcanoes summit in the middle of the night you get a first view of the lava's glow on the summit, followed by 2 full days and nights exploring both the volcanic acitivity both at the summit caldera and the new fissure eruption site on the volcano's flank. After descending the volcano you travel onwards to the area near Dallol where you spend about 2 days exploring the colourful hydrothermal deposits, acid lakes, salt formations and camel caravans. ...more info

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