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Extraction of Black Salt

Trekking to the lake and uphill was wanderful. You can see people extracting salt (it was black... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2017
asaa_roman
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Addis Ababa
Spectacular crater

The crater at El Sod (which means soda - nothing to do with sodomy) is quite spectacular. You can... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2016
Northfolker
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Morston, United Kingdom
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19 Jul 2018
“Mafia like scam - just skip it”
21 Dec 2017
“Ridiculous rip off ”
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Reviewed 19 July 2018

The place, a volcano lake where people fetch salt and bring it up with donkeys is an interesting attration BUT I would advise against visiting it. The self-appointed guides charge you more than the entrance fee of the Louvre in Paris simply for looking down...More

Thank Uwe W
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

To visit the site, you need to pay an entrance fee for the park in Yabello (100 birr per person) and take a guide from Yabello (further 300 birr). El Sod is not in the park, but it does not stop the guide association from...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2017

Trekking to the lake and uphill was wanderful. You can see people extracting salt (it was black when we were there)

1  Thank asaa_roman
Reviewed 14 March 2016

The crater at El Sod (which means soda - nothing to do with sodomy) is quite spectacular. You can drive up to the rim and look down several hundred metres. There are numerous kids demanding money, but your guide/driver should be able to deal with...More

Thank Northfolker
Reviewed 8 March 2016

This is a long way from Yabelo, but if you are heading south its definitely worth a visit. The main road from Yabelo going south is very good quality for Ethiopia so it doesn't take as long as you would think. This is a huge...More

Thank Robert S
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