From Mekele, the assigned vehicle and staff will directly take you to Hamedila via Berhale. The Danakil Depression can be said to ‘begin’ here. It is one of the most amazing regions of the world, but is nonetheless spectacular, full of eye-catching colors, as in the sulfur springs. The desert has several points lying more than 100 meters (328 ft.) below sea level. En route you see many long caravans going to the salt mines and others coming out of the Danakil with their salt loaded camels. Here, the landscape is beautiful, the ground shows many shades of red and yellow from the hot water, acids, and minerals spurting up from the ground.
THINGS TO DO
Overnight stay at Camp, Hamed Ela.