When you make a trip out to the Erta Ale Volcano, you’ll be amazed. The landscape is alien, hostile, but above all it’s beautiful. This is a classic volcanic landscape.

Everything here is about that 613-metre high peak of a volcano. Erta Ale is a basaltic shield volcano in the Afar Depression, and the most active volcano in Ethiopia. It is one of only four volcanoes in the world with a lake of lava on top, and it’s an impressive sight.

How do I get there?

Erta Ale is in the Danakil Desert, in the Afar triangle, in the north-east of Ethiopia.

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