The Danakil Desert is expansive, hot, and arid, but that’s part of what makes the terrain so surreal. Spanning parts of Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Djibouti, this giant desert stretches over 50,000 miles and includes the iconic Danakil Depression, a destination with temperatures that jump to over 122 degrees Fahrenheit, making it one of the hottest places on Earth. The unique landscape is home to volcanoes, geysers, salt plains, and geothermal springs, which add pops of bright yellows, blues, greens, and oranges to the terrain.