Known by the
Maasai people as the "Mountain of God", Ol Doinyo Lengai
is nothing short of spectacular. Rising majestically
from the Great Rift Valley floor to a height of 2890m,
Ol Doinyo Lengai is the only active volcano on planet
that erupts carbonatite lava. This type of lava is very
unique because temperatures of these lavas are only
around 500°C, about half the temperature of normal
basalt lavas, and its lava flows with a viscosity almost
as fluid as water.
Described by others as a scientifically precious,
geochemical shrine, Oldoinyo lengai's is quite a
physically demanding climb. Its steep slope makes it a
challenge to climb up as well as to climb back down and
the day time heat is unbearable. The best time to climb
the mountain is at night when the temperatures are
lower. This allows the climber to witness the amazing
sunrise at the summit and come back down before the
scorching heat kicks in.
Given the long transfer distance, it is best to trek Ol
Doinyo Lengai as part of a 3 day tour. Below is a
standard 3 day itinerary for Ol Doinyo Lengai but keep
in mind this climb can be an addition to a longer safari
tour depending on your preference.
Depart Moshi early in the morning and drive to Lake
Natron Camp (the transfer is around 7hours). Here you
will be able to freshen up then visit Ngare Sero
Waterfalls which descend from the Nguruman Escarpment
west of Lake Natron. After your tour of the waterfalls
you will head back to the camp for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast you will be transferred to Lake Natron,
an alkaline lake that serves as the principal breeding
site for three-quarters of the world's population of
Lesser Flamingoes. After your tour of Lake Natron you
will head back to the camp so as to get enough rest
before your trek up the mountain at midnight.
Your climb will start at midnight and it will take
around 5 to 6 hours whereby you will reach the summit in
time to witness the amazing sunrise as it illuminates
the Great Rift Valley. During your climb you will be
escorted by an experienced Maasai guide. After exploring
the peak you will head back down the mountain to the
base where your driver will be waiting for you to take
you back to the camp to rest and freshen up. You will
then be transferred back to Moshi via Ngare Sero Maasai
village where you will be able to visit the Maasai bomas
and experience their ways of life.
• hotel accommodation as above subject to availability
• full board, breakfast, lunch, evening meal
• all park entrance fees
• 4x4 Safari Vehicle, Landrover & or Landcruiser
• with English speaking experienced driver/guide
• two man dome tents
• Camp beds
• Cotton covered sponge mattresses
• airport collection and departure transfer from
Kilimanjaro International Airport Arusha.
(Nairobi Airport please see our
• flight and Airport Departure Tax
• all things of a personal nature ie: laundry - sleeping
bag - soft and alcoholic drinks - souvenirs -
• All Hotels are subject to availability. In the event
of non-availability, hotels of a similar standard will
• This is a camping safari using public and private
campsites with limited facilities, Most campsites have
showers (subject to water availability).
• Our cooks are well trained to provide all meals
according to European/American standards.
• All hotel and camping accommodation is based on shared
Those wishing single accommodation will be charged a
One of the greatest natural wonders of the world is the annual Great Migration that
crosses the Serengeti region of northern Tanzania. Travel with
us and you
will travel right into the heart of the terrain where this remarkable animal trek occurs.
A Serengeti hot air balloon ride is
an adventure that can easily be included in safari
itineraries that include at least two nights in central
Serengeti or Western Corridor Camps (Grumeti River Camp,
Kirawira Camp, Mbalageti Camp, etc).
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