Camping at Lac Abbé
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November 24th, 2009 – by: sarahsan
From Dikhil it took another 2 hours to reach our camp site at Lac Abbé. We made several stops on the way. It was a bizarre lunar landscape, but very fascinating. It is important to have a guide if you decide to visit Lac Abbé. Not just to get there, but to steer clear of the quicksand. Local people and animals still loose their lives here.
We reached our camp site just in time for sunset, a beautiful one. While we were having dinner, some local Afar people danced for us. First a marriage dance and then a war dance between the two tribes, Afar and Issa.
Since there was no electricity at the camp, it was very dark after sunset and we made it an early evening. A good idea as we had to get up early. Early enough to reach the lake before sunrise. The night was magical too. Our little hut was not very solid and from my bed I watched the stars through the roof, while hyenas were howling in the distance. What a great place!
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