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Tent with a view

By Stanley Stewart

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Stanley Stuart visits the Danakil depression in Ethiopia as a guest of Journeys by Design.

He describes Ethiopia as a place that looks as if it could be from many centuries at once and the Danakil Depression as a place before the beginning of time, when God had created the earth but hadn’t quite filled in the holes yet. A desert set on the most northern part of the Ethiopia rift valley where the earth is quite literally tearing apart, the Danakil is home to the Afar people, who have controlled the salt trade from here ‘since the beginning of time’. Journeys by Design offer trips through Wild Expeditions Ethiopia.

To plan a trip to Ethiopia with the Danakil Depression as part of the itinerary, please get in touch with one of our destination specialists, who would be happy to help.