Exploring the Salt Flats in Northern Ethiopia and the Hottest Place on Earth
North-eastern Ethiopia contains one of the great natural wonders of the world, the salt flats of the Danakil Depression! Similar to the more famous Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, the Danakil also boasts a giant reflective salt pan, the former vestige of the Red Sea before splitting away millions of years earlier.
The landscape is absolutely wild in these parts, especially as it's extremely geologically active with plenty of active volcanoes nearby including the famous Erta Ale Volcano (for which I have many photos of in my photostream). The adventure doesn't stop there though as the Danakil Depression is located within the hottest area on Earth and one of it's lowest points.
To get to this extreme, otherworldly environment, you'll have to find yourself a tour company in either the capital Addis Ababa or better yet, from the largest nearby city of Mek'elle.
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