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It is located in Afar Region that lies at an altitude of 116m below sea level. The Danakil (or Dalol) depression is making it to be one of the lowest, hottest and unique land formations in the great riff valley system. Still this part of the planet is very active geologically. Nevertheless, it has colorful and enjoyable landscape, which it makes the traveler feel that, they are in lonely planet. Afar is also a place where the world’s most significant hominid fossils have been discovered. The best known of these is ‘Lucy’ our ancestor.