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AWASH RIVER, Ethiopia: formed sometime around 66 million years ago. Humans have lived in the valley of the Awash almost since the beginning of the species. The Middle Awash has been where numerous pre-human hominid remains have been found. In 1960, the Koka Dam was completed across the Awash River. It became a major source of hydroelectric power in the area. The resulting freshwater lake & the dam itself are threatened by increasing sedimentation.

AWASH RIVER, Ethiopia: formed sometime around 66 million years ago. Humans have lived in the valley of the Awash almost since the beginning of the species. The Middle Awash has been where numerous pre-human hominid remains have been found. In 1960, the Koka Dam was completed across the Awash River. It became a major source of hydroelectric power in the area. The resulting freshwater lake & the dam itself are threatened by increasing sedimentation.

Ayelu Volcano, Ethiopia Mount Ayelu (also spelled Ayalu) is an isolated, rhyolitic stratovolcano in eastern Ethiopia. Flanked by hot springs and salt lakes it splits the territory of the Afar and the Issa tribes. The Argobba have a tradition that after landing in Africa at Zeila, they travelled to this mountain where they settled for a number of years. Here they prospered until their wealth led them to hold weddings and feasts during Ramadan; for this Allah is said to have sent a famine and…

Ayelu Volcano, Ethiopia Mount Ayelu (also spelled Ayalu) is an isolated, rhyolitic stratovolcano in eastern Ethiopia. Flanked by hot springs and salt lakes it splits the territory of the Afar and the Issa tribes. The Argobba have a tradition that after landing in Africa at Zeila, they travelled to this mountain where they settled for a number of years. Here they prospered until their wealth led them to hold weddings and feasts during Ramadan; for this Allah is said to have sent a famine and…

Small salt geyser at Dallol volcano, Danakil desert (Ethiopia) - Dallol is a volcano hidden beneath a kilometer-thick layer of salt in the Danakil depression in the Afar region, Ethiopia (at ~120 m below sea level). It manifests itself by an incredible variety of colorful springs and fumaroles in an alian landscape of salt, sulphur and other mineral deposits. More at: www.volcanodiscovery.com/dallol.html

malformalady: “Small salt geyser at Dallol volcano, Danakil Desert, Ethiopia. Dallol is a volcano hidden beneath a kilometer-thick layer of salt in the Danakil depression in the Afar region, Ethiopia.

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Lava bubbles and oozes inside a lava lake in Ethiopia’s Ertale volcano. Molten surface temperatures range from 550 degrees Fahrenheit degrees Celsius) to nearly 1000 degrees Fahrenheit degrees Celsius) at the center of the pit.

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Physical Map of Ethiopia

Physical Map of Ethiopia

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Rows of peaks in the Simien Mountains - we can't wait to welcome you to enjoy them at Limalimo Lodge! Photo courtesy of glancingshot.london for limalimlodge.com

Rows of peaks in the Simien Mountains - we can't wait to welcome you to enjoy them at Limalimo Lodge! Photo courtesy of glancingshot.london for limalimlodge.com

Thick fog kept rollin in and out, but that allowed us to get close to these fighting Walia ibex, a species of ibex that is endemic to the highlands of Ethiopia. We had been hiking for 5 days in the Simian Mountains hoping for views like this, and on the last day, it all came together!

Thick fog kept rollin in and out, but that allowed us to get close to these fighting Walia ibex, a species of ibex that is endemic to the highlands of Ethiopia. We had been hiking for 5 days in the Simian Mountains hoping for views like this, and on the last day, it all came together!

Mountains around Gheralta/Hawsien (North Ethiopia)

Mountains around Gheralta/Hawsien (North Ethiopia)

Danakil Depression in Ethiopia, where the ground springs forth with lava and hot mineral springs that evaporate and leave salt formations behind.

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The Hottest Place on Earth Adis Abba, Ethiopia Water, sulfur and rocks

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Glowing lava inside the pit crater of the Erta Ale volcano in Ethiopia

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