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Danakil Depression, Ethiopia
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Awesome Mars visit

Dalol and the salt desert around it are amazing. The colors of the minerals, the camel caravans and... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
Daniel G
magnificent, even in the rain

we had the bad luck of being there on one of the 4 days a year that it rains. Despite the fact that... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
Modiin, Israel
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Danakil Depression, Ethiopia

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Reviewed 6 April 2017

Dalol and the salt desert around it are amazing. The colors of the minerals, the camel caravans and the people working in the sun and hit all day producing salt plates are a must see unforgettable experience. Do not miss it, even if it is...More

Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 21 February 2017

we had the bad luck of being there on one of the 4 days a year that it rains. Despite the fact that we had no sun and the colors were not as vibrant, it is simply spectacular. A true natural gem..It looks liek God's...More

Thank LyanaModiin_Israel
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I am not a one-size-fits-all kind of traveler. I like getting the local experience and I will go anywhere for a great photo. WorldSun fit the bill. I'm glad I chose them over ETT because we ran into ETT's large caravan of tourists. While traveled...More

1  Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

An amazing, once in a lifetime trip. I came here with ETT on their three day trip. We started early in the am around 4 from fhd guest house, drove about 3 hours to the town close to dalol where we picked up the soldiers...More

Thank Becka155
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Dalol is probably one of the most bizarre places on earth. It has the highest annual mean temperature of the planet. Like the Erta ale, one must endure very basic accomodations (in Ahmed Ela) and military escord is required to be able to enter the...More

1  Thank Freek43
Reviewed 29 March 2016

This natural beauty will make you feel like you are on another planet! The smell is quite potent, and it is very hot, so make sure you bring plenty of sunscreen!!

1  Thank kduncan11
Reviewed 17 July 2015

The Denakil Depression also traditionally known as Dalol Depression is a low-lying gigantic rift crack which is still getting wider. The Dalol Depression has a total area of 92,000km2. Daily temperature can reach up to 60°c, and overnight it is freezing cold. The Denakil Depression...More

1  Thank Finot Tour Ethi... E
Reviewed 8 May 2015

A very beautiful place where yellow, red, orange and all the sorts of such colors are giving you the feeling of the rough environment. You can walk on these, but be careful to chose the older parts otherwise you can get burnt. A must see...More

1  Thank Jean-Marc P
Reviewed 15 January 2015

Dalol is unearthly. The roiling sulphur pools, luridly green and yellow, the truly odd rock formations, the astonishing salt flats and lake are not of this Earth. Sci-Fi fans will recognize the resemblance to fanciful descriptions of the surface of Venus. Yet, the salt miners...More

4  Thank bobinathens
Reviewed 14 February 2014

This is a piece of the earth that you should visit. OK, it's not so easy to reach and it's hot and dusty there, but the scenery is absolutely incredible. Find it out for yourself with some of the many pictures in "Google images", but...More

2  Thank stafaalst
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