Ethiopia: camping in the Danakil


The Afar settlements where we camp are the most uncomfortable, filthiest places we’ve ever been to. They are set up in the middle of stone fields (which also serve as a common, open air toilets) with ramshackle, dirty huts. It is too hot to sleep inside a hut or under a tent so we sleep on elevated wooden planks outdoors with the hot dusty desert wind whipping our faces all night long and covering us with a thick film of sand.

Plenty of room in the toilet…


Welcome to the thousand star hotel (if you stare at the sky long enough…)


Getting ready for bed


Where’s the way to the pool ?


At least the food was good