Fantale Crater

Key information: Fantale Crater

  • Climb to the rim of this fantastic caldera in the remote Awash NP.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating84
  • Beauty33
  • Natural interest16
  • Human interest2
  • Charisma33
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating84

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 5 hrs or so
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,000m
  • Level of Difficulty: Strenuous

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Climbing this fantastic crater is a must if in the Awash NP. Climb for some 3 hrs, through interesting dry scrub, up the flank of this once-enormous volcano, to the high (2,000m) rim of this huge caldera (collapsed volcano) for huge and thrilling views. A remote walk in magnificent landscape.

Steam still spurts from vents in its floor.

A long day-trip from Addis Ababa – or, better, part of longer time spent in the bird-rich Awash NP, or exploring the country’s wild east. organise Ethiopia expeditions, including walking here. We had a wonderful time with them, with a well planned and supported journey. We are proud to be their partners.

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