Survive the sulphur pools and lava lakes in the Danakil Depression

The Danakil Depression is the hottest place on earth with an average daily temperature of 35 degrees, it lies -116m below sea level and is one of the driest and most tectonically active places on the planet. Here you will find salt flats and salt mountains, bubbling sulphur pools and active volcanoes, dotted with villages of the Afar people.

Explore the stelae fields and crumbling ruins of Aksum

This small town in the north of Ethiopia is the most ancient of capitals and the holiest city of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Here you can see the towering stelaes placed there for kings, crumbling palaces built for queens and hidden tombs dedicated to the deceased royalty.