2-Day Tour to Dallol & Lake Asale Danakil Depression TOUR CODE:ETG/ADVENTURE/0011 Drive from Mekele to Hamed Ila via Berehale, where you will pick up police scouts, road guides and permits for the Afar region. From Berehale, proceed driving to Hamed Ila. Today you will most certainly see the large camel caravans along the way, carrying salt from the salt lake to Mekele for sale. Overnight camping in Hamed Ila. 2 After breakfast, depart for Dallol, which at 116m below sea level is the lowest point on the African continent. Admire the stunning landscape, the ground many shades of red, yellow and orange from the hot water, acids and minerals spurting up from the ground. Continue to Lake Asale, which is the salt lake from which the Afar nomads extract salt. You will witness (and even try) their laborious task of removing salt from the ground as hundreds of camels relax before the long trek back to Mekele. At the end of the day, return to Mekele. End of Tour.