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Guaranteed tours:
23 Dec 17 - 5 Jan 2018: Desert, salt and volcanoes - Danakil desert (Ethiopia)
30 Dec 17 - 6 Jan 2018: Nyiragongo Lava Lake & Mountain Gorillas - DR Congo + Rwanda
13-26 Jan 2018: Desert, salt and volcanoes - Danakil desert (Ethiopia)
28 Jan - 4 Feb 2018: Nyiragongo Lava Lake & Mountain Gorillas - DR Congo + Rwanda
17-23 Mar 2018: Kilauea Volcano Special - Big Island, Hawaiʻi
25-29 Mar 2018: Sakurajima Volcano Special - Kyushu (Japan)
28 Apr - 3 May 2018: Aegean's Hidden Gem: Isle of Milos - Milos Island (Greece)
5-13 May 2018: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
19-27 May 2018: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
9-17 Jun 2018: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
Random pictures
Watching the lava lake of Erta Ale at dusk (image: Ingrid Smet / VolcanoAdventures)
Wednesday, Dec 06, 2017
Very sad news arrives from the Danakil desert where last Sunday 3 December a German tourist died and his Ethiopian guide got injured while they were climbing Erta Ale. The two were part of a larger tourist group which had traveled from Mekele and was making their way up to the summit of the volcano. ... [more]
Sentinel 2 satellite image of Erta Ale volcano taken on 17 August 2017 (image: SENTINEL2 / ESA-Copernicus data)
Thursday, Aug 24, 2017
Volcanic activity remains very high at Erta Ale, the shield volcano in the Danakil depression in northern Ethiopia. ... [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
(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
$ 4860  ? 
23 Dec 17 - 5 Jan 2018
13-26 Jan 2018
3-16 Feb 2018
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): Erta Ale Volcano Special
(in response to recent high activitiy with lava lake overflows (Danakil desert, Ethiopia))
Erta Ale Volcano Special - expedition to Erta Ale's current eruption
8 - 11 days - Moderate
$ 3700  ? 
Custom and group dates
no scheduled dates at present
Erta Ale volcano has been in spectacular activity during the past weeks, probably the most intense phase in decades: the lava lake has been overflowing almost daily and been covering the caldera floor with fresh lava flows.
For those quick to decide, we offer this Volcano Special tour in order to stay 4 full days / 4 nights on the volcano! ...more info

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