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Addis Ababa - Capital City

Ethiopia’s capital city means ‘new flower’ in the Amharic language. Founded in 1886 by Menelik…

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Lalibela

The beginning of rock-hewn churches in Ethiopia dates back to the 6th century by the…

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Simien Mountains

Massive erosion over geological time on the Ethiopian plateau has created one of the most…

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Danakil Depression

The Danakil Depression, also known as the Afar Depression, is a geological depression that has…

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Tribes of the Omo Valley

In this isolated, unspoiled part of the world a number of colourful tribes survive in…

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Danakil Depression

The Danakil Depression, also known as the Afar Depression, is a geological depression that has resulted from the presence of three tectonic plates forming the Afar Triangle in the Horn of Africa. The Danakil Depression is located in the Afar region near the Eritrean and Djibouti borders. The Afar region is referred to as the cradle of hominids after archeologists found the famous Lucy fossils dated 3.2 million years back in 1974.

Danakil Depression

The Danakil Depression is most famous for being the hottest place on earth in terms of year round average temperatures. It is also one of the lowest places on the planet and there is no rain for most of the year. Here, the Awash River dries up in a chain of salt lakes never reaching the Indian Ocean.

The Afari people living in the region are pastoralists and engaged in salt mining. In addition to the Dallol sulfur springs, tourists come to see the active volcano Erte Ale, one of several magma crater lakes bubbling from the earth’s core.

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