Ethiopia to Cape Town 2013

8 months - with Gitane - Toyota Hiace 4x4 van

Danakil - Erta Ale volcano

November 26, 2013  —  Ethiopia
Danakil Desert - Erta Ale Volcano - Ethiopia
Travellers on the volcano's rim.

The Erta Ale volcano is the most active volcano of Ethiopia. This volcano has a lava lake (sometimes two) that is active since at least 1906. Volcanoes with a lava lake are rare. There is possibly only four such volcanoes in the world.

Regardless of the statistics, it is one of the most impressive sights that I have ever seen (yes, it was the first time I was seeing lava). The show was extraordinary.



I told you that you had yet to see the best on the Danakil. I keep my promises and I think you will agree.

Danakil Desert - Erta Ale Volcano - Ethiopia
Danakil Desert - Erta Ale Volcano - Ethiopia
Danakil Desert - Erta Ale Volcano - Ethiopia
Danakil Desert - Erta Ale Volcano - Ethiopia
Danakil Desert - Erta Ale Volcano - Ethiopia
Danakil Desert - Erta Ale Volcano - Ethiopia
Danakil Desert - Erta Ale Volcano - Ethiopia
Danakil Desert - Erta Ale Volcano - Ethiopia
Danakil Desert - Erta Ale Volcano - Ethiopia
Danakil Desert - Erta Ale Volcano - Ethiopia
Danakil Desert - Erta Ale Volcano - Ethiopia
Danakil Desert - Erta Ale Volcano - Ethiopia
Danakil Desert - Erta Ale Volcano - Ethiopia
At dawn, the volcano becomes more active and some nice explosions can be seen.
Danakil Desert - Erta Ale Volcano - Ethiopia
Yes, I was there...