Frames by Frank
A land full of charm and mystery: rich and geologically diverse, it is inhabited by the world’s most inhospitable people – or so they say.
The charm of a restless land
The Danakil Depression, or “Afar Region”, is the lowest point in the whole of Africa, sitting 155 m below sea level. Most people would see it as a corner of hell on earth.
Dominated by very high temperatures, salt lakes and lava flows, it is certainly one of the most inhospitable places on the planet. Only a very peculiar and tenacious population has been able to adapt to these conditions: the Afar who, famous for their firm resistance to colonial penetration, have inspired the tales of explorers up to the 20th century.
A frightening corner of the Earth but also amazingly interesting for the most daring and curious travellers. The blinding white salt plains, the bright colours of the dallol, and the night glow coming from the volcano Erta Ale are indelible memories for any nature-loving traveller.