Afar Depression, Ethopia
The Afar Depression is a fascinating place. Part of East Africa’s Great Rift Valley, the Depression, also known as the Afar Triangle, is a place of geological wonders.
Covering a vast expanse in Ethiopia, as well as neighbouring Eritrea and Djibouti, shifting tectonic plates deep beneath the Earth’s surface make this an unpredictable place that brims with danger. Calling to the curious, those planning a trip should approach with caution. Such are the risks here, this is not a spot to underestimate as earthquakes can be commonplace here. You should always strive to understand the dangers.
Still thinking about paying a visit? Look out for fissures and cracks in the sinking valley floor and always be ready to run. Home to the lowest point in all of Africa, bubbling lava is never far beneath the surface in the ever-dangerous Depression. Hot and hostile, be sure to keep your wits about you.