Trip Report

Guided Tour in Ethiopia - The Afar Region

A 3-day tour in the Afar region, visiting some of the most unique places.

by kesitoandfroAbout Me:Ivy League grad who quit her job on Wall Street to travel the world. She has backpacked for 5+ years visiting 60+ countries read more

AfricaEthiopia2 days / October 2019

Highs & Lows

Danakil Depression

Long car rides

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    If I were to rewind, I would've only booked a 2 day tour, but I still enjoyed my time visiting the volcano. ⁣

  • How was the food?

    The food was basic on the tour.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Download some podcasts since the drives are quite long.

  • Packing tips?

    Pack sturdy shoes that you don't care about because the terrain is rouge and sharp in Dallol.

  • Any surprises?

    The volcano was underwhelming

Lodging

  • The second night of the tour, I was lucky and got to stay in a hotel. Abala is a small town and the guides picked out a hotel that still had space. I can't remember the name, but it felt like a luxury compared to the previous night of camping outside the volcano.