Erta Ale is a continuously active basaltic shield volcano in the Afar Region of northeastern Ethiopia. It is situated in the Afar Depression, a badland desert area. Erta Ale is the most active volcano in Ethiopia. What makes this volcano so extremely rare is Lava Lake hidden in the crater in the centre of volcano caldera. Erta Ale is an important place for any trekking in Ethiopia. Adventure travelers and trekkers will discover the spectacular Lava Lake.