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First of all, be aware that this is not a lava lake anymore but a lava crust with a few hot spots. Still, it's exciting and an adventure. It is a full day trip just about from Mekele and it's wild and bumpy, driving through...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank ClunkNebbermorth
Reviewed 3 days ago

I still find it unreal, where else can you find a longest-existing lava lakes and ever active volcano. Er tale is truly amazing place, that much is true but FOR TRUTH SAKE it was also a rough trip, really hot,dry and trekking to the mountains...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank aleksey2001
Reviewed 30 September 2019 via mobile

still i can not believe i could see a real Lava lake and an active volcano, how amazing it was when we woke at 04:00 and walked to the top of the volcano, after waiting for 15 min a big wind took away all the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank shiraziwine
Reviewed 25 August 2019 via mobile

As a solo female traveler I felt very safe with my tour agency “world sun” . Thanks to the newly cleared road I only walked for thirty minutes up the mountain to be faced with an extraordinary landscape . However lava wasn’t visible as there...More

Date of experience: August 2019
4  Thank Road633536
Reviewed 28 July 2019

10km before we arrive at the camp, watching the smoke & red dusk in the Horizon we cross over and left behind a 2 years old mega highway construction with its machinery and employees seating idol by the side of the road on a lunch...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank adp419
Reviewed 1 July 2019

685564725 We where allowed to start our hike from the close camp, only 50 minutes from volcano. My wife and I, in our mid 60, managed to make it in 90 minutes. No lava was visible, only smoke, but sound of boiling lava from the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Vadim L
Reviewed 1 July 2019

It was not and easy hike for someone over 60 years old, but well worth it. Though we could not see lava, we could HEAR it. In the morning you could see lava, but you could see plastic. Only 2 of 17 travelers got up...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank IrinaVadim
Reviewed 30 June 2019 via mobile

We stayed at the base camp for one night and enjoyed the sunset and sunrise view. At night, we slept in the outdoors on comfortable mattresses. You can see many stars and constellations. We toured with WorldSun Ethiopia. They have a great crew - driver...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank joycestotheworld
Reviewed 14 May 2019 via mobile

The Danakil escarpment displays some of the most spectacular examples of erratic landscapes in the world, with a difference in altitude of 2500 mssl to some 120m bsl Danakil, one of the driest and tectonically active areas on earth, is an area of ​​unique geological...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank zeitethiopiatour
Reviewed 6 February 2019

If your guide tells you it is possible to see it, then don't believe him. The lake hasn't been seen in over a year as far as we can gather. The level of the lava sank and it is no longer visible. We enjoyed the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
4  Thank JudeMul
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8 June 2019|
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Response from Safari747 |
Some tourists hired camels 🐪 for the ascent in Nov17
28 October 2018|
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Response from Patrizia B | Reviewed this property |
It s about 20€ per camel
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2 October 2018|
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Response from HarpreetsWanderlust | Reviewed this property |
Yes, ETT Travels can organise this for you. Get in touch with Basrat or Zewditu on +251910211499. They are very responsive - I organised my trip with them and have no hesitation in recommending them.