The salt water pool in the middle of an Ethiopian desert

A Kiwi couple travelling in Ethiopia ventured into dangerous territory to experience swimming in a pool in one of the hottest places on Earth.

Bridget Thackwray is one half the New Zealand traveling duo, Expedition Earth, and in June, the 25-year-old and her partner Topher Richwhite visited the Danakil Depression in Ethiopia, which is one of the hottest places on the planet. 

The area is spotted with deserts and hot springs as well as a natural pool, which appeared in the middle of the huge salt flat at a height 127m below sea level.

The Danakil Depression is one of the hottest and lowest locations on the planet.

"It was very, very salty," Thackwray said.

The area is considered extremely dangerous due to bandits from Eritrea who have a history of kidnapping and murder.