Outrageous Escapism: Danakil Depression, Ethiopia

Outrageous Escapism: Danakil Depression, Ethiopia


Danakil Depression,



It’s the most otherworldly experience you’ll have without
leaving Earth’s orbit.

Home to neon lunar landscapes, fiery lava lakes and active
volcanoes, the Danakil Depression in northern Ethiopia
is one of the hottest and inhospitable places on earth. The
geologically active region is formed by three tectonic plates
meeting and pulling apart, creating shooting geysers, hot springs
and one of the world’s only permanent lava lakes. Trek to the rim
of the Erta Ale volcano to gaze into its fiery basin.

What to pack

This Anna Mason linen jumpsuit will
keep pesky fleas and sand flies at bay – it’s the chicest piece of
protective gear out there.

Travel tip-off

Pack a head lamp. You’ll be visiting the bubbling Erta Ale
volcano at night and will rely on it to guide you.

How to get there

As tourism in
is still in its infancy, we recommend booking a trip
with Nemo Travel. They’ll help you
discover Ethiopia’s lesser-known corners, including Danakil.

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