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Up the Ethiopian ante with a mobile expedition in the Danakil Depression and a visit to Gheralta in the lesser-known Tigray region. You’ll join an intrepid mobile expedition and during the day, spend time with the nomadic Afar salt merchants and photographing the incredible landscape. There may also be a chance to hike to the rim of active volcano, Erta Ale, and gaze down into the lava lake. Culture vultures will get their fix with the churches of Lalibela and the relics of Christianity in Axum.


Start Addis (Day 1)
Day 2-4 Danakil Depression (Highlight)
Day 5 Mekele (City)
Day 6-7 Gheralta (Highlight)
Day 8 Axum (City)
Day 9-10 Lalibela (Town)
Day 11 Addis (City)
End Addis (Day 11)

Tour Features

Mid-range tour

This mid-range tour includes camping and lodges.

Private tour

This tour will be organized exclusively for you. However, wildlife viewing activities are run by the lodges/camps and will be shared with others.

Can start any day

If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.

Can be customized

You can request minor changes to the accommodations and destinations of this tour.

Suitable for solo travelers

Solo travelers can book this private tour.


Minimum age of 12 years

The minimum age for this tour is 12 years.

Activities & Transportation

  • Activities: nature hikes/walks
  • Getting around: normal 4x4 vehicle & air transfer
  • This operator can help select your international flights, but you'll have to book them yourself help
  • A transfer from and back to the airport is included

Accommodation & Meals

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost
  • Day
  • 1
    Capital Hotel & Spa Mid-range hotel in or near Addis
    Breakfast Included
  • 2-4
    Danakil Depression Mobile Safari Budget camping in or near Danakil Depression
    All Meals Included
  • 5
    Planet Hotel Mid-range hotel in or near Mekele
    Breakfast Included
  • 6-7
    Korkor Lodge Mid-range lodge in or near Gheralta
    Breakfast Included
  • 8
    Sabean International Hotel Mid-range hotel in or near Axum
    Breakfast Included
  • 9-10
    Maribela Hotel Mid-range hotel in or near Lalibela
    Breakfast Included
  • 11
    End of tour (No accommodation)
    Breakfast Included

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