I think you do have to take into serious consideration the warnings about traveling here; it is not to be taken lightly. Check your country's travel warnings to read more about the area. However if you do make the decision to go, it is incredible. The sulfur pools were of so many amazing colors in the middle of stark desert are pretty unbelievable. Then for the rest of the trip around this area, I mean the beautiful, crystal clear salt lake in the middle of the desert, sleeping under the moon and stars in the desert with the 'fire winds' whipping you to sleep, the spectacular scenery along all of your drives to these places filled with mountains, valleys, desert, lava rock, is amazing and then the grand finale of the trip to visit the (very!) active volcano called Erte Ale....well, all I can say is wow. This is one of those trips you will not forget. It is not for the faint hearted, even if you have a lot of money to spend on a fancy tour operator, conditions are not easy, but that is part of the fun!