Country Nr 22 – Ethiopia – Danakil Depression, the hottest and most colorful place on Earth

Country 22/196: Ethiopia
Destination: Danakil Depression

Wow, we definitely want to return to Ethiopia!!! ♥ There are lots of amazing places to visit in this magical country, but we chose to visit the famous Danakil Depression. And it was BREATHTAKING!!! 😉 It felt like a trip to Mars; or actually Venus since it’s the hottest place on Earth. We took a two-day tour with World Sun Ethiopia Tours and we loved it! We visited the salt flats at sunset, the unbelievable Dallol at sunrise, the hot springs and we were lucky enough to see the salt miners at work. We had a very friendly and professional tour guide, the food was great, and they even arranged a comfortable under the stars sleepover. You should definitely put a trip to Danakil Depression to your bucket list – it’s life-changing. 😉

Ethiopia, can’t wait to see you again!!! Thank you for being so awesome! 😉

Environmental issues

From 1983 to 1985 Ethiopia was experiencing a widespread famine, ascribed to drought and climatic phenomena, that killed approximately 1.2 million. The country has long recovered from the worst crisis (partly thanks to Live Aid – a large international aid campaign organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure), but they are still facing a number of environmental problems. Deforestation, overgrazing and inadequate agricultural practices are causing soil erosion and desertification. The nation’s water supply is also at risk – mostly due to periodic droughts, water-intensive farming, and poor management. Only 12% of the rural population has access to potable water. The 17-year civil war has also contributed to Ethiopia’s environmental problems and those cause human health problems and biodiversity loss.

Found lots of LOVE in Ethiopia. 😉 ♥

Honeymoon rating of the visited destinations: ♥♥♥♥♥♥

An adventurous honeymoon in Ethiopia? That sounds like an awesome idea!!! 😉

* Note: This is NOT a general rating of the country, it is merely our personal opinion of the mentioned site(s) as honeymoon destinations, based on the level of tourism development, the number and quality of romantic and adventurous activities and sites it offers, and safety. We strongly believe that every country is beautiful in its own way, they may simply be more or less honeymoon oriented/friendly.

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