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Mekele

the capital city in the northern Tigray Region of Ethiopia

117km

13.483339.4667

Axum

Ethiopian city

195km

14.116738.7333

Massawa

city on the Red Sea coast of Eritrea

223km

15.609239.4453

Asmara

capital city of Eritrea

236km

15.33333338.933333
Sights

Lake Karum

The salt flats are mined by hand, with the slabs of salt loaded onto to camel trains and taken to Hamed Ela, from where they are trucked to Mekele.

22km

14.0166666740.41666667

Erta Ale

The crater of this volcano contains a lake of liquid lava. Hike up at night when it is not so hot with your guides and armed guards, view the lava lake in the dark, then catch a few hours sleep at the summit before walking back down before the day's heat rises too far.

32km

13.640.66666667

Lake Afrera

76km

13.2833333340.91666667

Mekelle

the capital city in the northern Tigray Region of Ethiopia

117km

13.4833333339.46666667

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Danakil Depression

Ethiopia
The Danakil Depression is a desert area in the Afar region of northeastern Ethiopia, north of the Great Rift Valley that is widely known locally as the Dallol depression.

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