The Danakil Depression (the northern part of the Afar Depression) is situated on the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea. It is one of driest and hottest places on planet earth in terms of year-round average temperatures.

Temperatures often hover around 50 degrees Celsius. The region is characterised by active volcanoes, salted basins, hot springs, and a lava lake.

If you think you can stand the heat, this is definitely a place to explore.

Ethiopia, Dallol, Danakil Depression. Photo: Flickr/Achilli Family

Ethiopia, Dallol, Danakil Depression. Photo: Flickr/Achilli Family

 

The Danakil Depression is among the hottest places on earth. Sulfur springs, brine and acidic liquid, temporary geysers which are forming cones of salt... all form a very unique landscape.Photo: Flickr/Kakna’s world

The Danakil Depression is among the hottest places on earth. Sulfur springs, brine and acidic liquid, temporary geysers which are forming cones of salt… all form a very unique landscape.Photo: Flickr/Kakna’s world

 

Ethiopia, Dallol, Danakil Depression. Photo: Flickr/Achilli Family

Ethiopia, Dallol, Danakil Depression. Photo: Flickr/Achilli Family