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Guaranteed tours:
17-30 Nov 2019: Desert, salt and volcanoes - Danakil desert (Ethiopia)
9-17 May 2020: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
11-29 Aug 2020: Kamchatka - Land of Colors - Kamchatka (Russia)
11-29 Aug 2020: Kamchatka - Land of Colors - Kamchatka (Russia)
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Random pictures
Satellite image of Erta Ale from 17 Aug 2019 showing the areas of new lava flows at the surface (image: Sentinal-hub)
Monday, Aug 19, 2019
A series of relatively large lava surface flows is visible on recent satellite images, in locations between 3-4 km SE from the summit caldera. ... [more]
Satellite image of Erta Ale from yesterday with hot spots on the SE flank and at the summit (image: Sentinel Hub)
Tuesday, Jul 09, 2019
No significant changes have occurred at the volcano during the past weeks. The flank eruption (which had started in early 2017) is still going on, gradually enlarging the vast new lava flow field on the southern and eastern flanks. ... [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
22 Dec 19 - 4 Jan 2020
24 Jan - 7 Feb 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

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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