Asmara is Africa’s one of the most beautiful and pleasant capitals. It is described as “A city above the clouds”. Asmara hosts most of the tourists’ attractions in Eritrea. The famous buildings such as Fiat Tagliero Building, Opera House, St. Mary’s Coptic Cathedral, Al Khulafa al Rashedin and many more...
Massawa is the pearl of the Red Sea. Its beauty, geo-strategic location, and as base-camp for visiting Eritrea’s archeological sites, the Dahalak Archipelago, and nearby white sandy beaches make Massawa an important travel destination.
“The Dahlak Archipelago is a series of islands which are approximately miles long, situated 12-18 degree North, within the Red Sea.”
The nearest islands are not distant from Massawa, from where they can be accessed easily. The temperature of the islands differs from as low as 25 degrees Celsius between Nov and April to as high as 45 degrees Celsius between Jun and Sep.
The Danakil Depression of Eritrea is part of the Great East African Rift Valley. The rift valley is about 6,400 kilometers long and about 30-40 kilometers wide. It is only one of the two active rift valleys in the world, the other one being Baikal Rift Zone in Siberia, Russia which is 2000 kilometers long. The entire rift valley is full of too many geological wonders. So much so that at most places it doesn’t even look a part of our earth. On some places it has large volcanic craters, some of which are continuously active. Somewhere the land is yellowish with Sulphur and Sulphuric acid. You would also come to see white sand with black mountains and blue sky as background.