Tour Name: Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somaliland)
Tour Code: IETT 017
Transport: Flight and surface
Accommodation: Hotels & Camping
Lake Abbe in Djibouti with its volcanic chemneys, Volcanic formation and Lake Assal (153m below sea level), Walled City of Harar in Ethiopia and Laas Geel rock-paintings (5000-9000yrs old) in Somaliland.
Day 01: Morning arrival in Addis Ababa, city tour of Addis.
Day 02: Morning flight to Djibouti with ET and afternoon city tour.
Day 03: Drive to Lake Abbe to see the lava chimney formations, fumerals, hotsprings and Flamingoes in the lake. Overnight at a simple Afar house type accommodation.
Day 04: Drive to Tadjourah through the salt lake of Lake Assal and the new fissure, an extension of the Rift Valley. Continue to Tadjourah, a 12th century historic capital
Day 05: Drive to Diredawa in Ethiopia with a picnic lunch along the way.
Day 06: Dire Dawa to Harar and visit the walled city.
Day 07: Harar to Hergeisa, Somaliland through the rock formations at Babile and camel markets. Hotel in Hargeisa.
Day 08: Excursion to Laas Geel paintings and visit the cattle market in Hargeisa. Late afternoon flight to Addis Ababa with ET. Evening departure back home?
Optional: Continue to Lalibela or the Omo Valley in Ethiopia or Zanzibar, Tanzania.