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The Afar Triangle

In the northeastern part of Ethiopia and western part of Djibouti at the juncture of the red sea and the Gulf of Eden lies a region known as the Afar triangle. It is a wild and rugged place featured by below sea level deserts, towering escarpments, fissures, volcanoes, salt lakes and craters. This Triangle in Ethiopia keeps one of the lowest points in Africa, the Danakil depression. The Awash River is the main water flow into the region. It runs dry during the annual dry season, and ends as a chain of saline lakes.

What to see?

Awash National Park protects a semiarid tract of Rift Valley floor inhabited by dry-country antelope such as the handsome Beisa oryx and magnificent …
The sulfurous hot springs, acid pools, steaming fissures and salt mountains of the Danakil Depression resemble scenes from a science fiction movie …
Hadar is one of the iconic places of Ethiopia with paleontological discoveries. The Hadarpaleontological discoveries include partial skeletons of …
Allolabad is dotted with steam vents and small craters of hot mud and hissing gases, but most beautiful are several pools of hot water. These pools have …