Erta Ale

Danakil Depression , one of the remotest, the lowest and unique land formation of the world in the great rift valley system, still this part of the earth is unstable and pulling each other to the opposite side.

Erta Ale

Erta Ale is an absolutely unique lava lake erupting 24 hours a day. It is a round crater because it is inside the rift valley system where the earth is unstable. This is a place for adventure trip or just to look but it is also the best place to study the volcano. Still the science is unclear about why and when volcanos erupt. Studies here can help to save lives of many people if we can better understand the way the volcano erupts.

Erta Ale means Smoking Mountain by Afar Language. At night when you walk to the volcanic hill Erta Alle 613 m high you will see light away from the sky. You will walk over unusual and amazing dry lava topography. To visit there is to feel like being in another world - in space.

The Afar People is one of the few African people with unspoiled culture and they will stay in your mind always.