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Ardoukoba Volcano

Djibouti, Africa - Jan 18, 2005

Djibouti

The last eruption of Ardoukoba volcano was in 1978 when a fissure erupted, producing lava flows for a week.

We stayed at a wonderful camp on the shore of the Red Sea where we slept in woven mat huts. One day was spent exploring the Ardoukoba area with its lava tubes, steam vents and cinder cones. We hiked over endless, jagged lava flows and were treated to a truly spectacular landscape. Jan. 18, 2005.

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Our camp on the shore of the Gulf of Tadjoura, The Red Sea.

Traditional huts from the Ghoubet al Kharab region.

A steam vent near Ardoukoba.

Our guides getting a closer look.

The area still has some geothermal activity.

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Old lava flows that stretch on forever.

Ardoukoba with Lac Assal in the background.

The cinder cone of Ardoukoba volcano.

Inside a lava tube.

Peering out through a skylight in the lava tube.

The rugged terrain at Ardoukoba.