ETHIOPIA the Last Salt Caravan27 photos
In Ethiopia, the men from the high plateaus of the Tigray Mountains come down to the Danakil Desert to mine the salt of the Karoum lake during the dry season, by a temperature of 50 °C and more, by - 120 m under the sea level.
Then the salt is carried by hundreds of Camels. The caravans need a full week of walk though the mountains to reach Mekele, the capital of the region, in Afar Territory.
But this traditionnal trade is doomed by the arrival of new big trucks coming from China.