2 Days Mount Ol Donyo Lengai Trekking

2 Days


    “Oldoinyo Le Ngai” is a Maasai term meaning “Mountain of God”. This mountain is the only active volcano in East Africa. Volcanic activity on the mountain has been observed from as far back as 1883, and it is still active today.

    The Oldoinyo Le Ngai mountain reaches a height of approximately 9442 feet. The Crater Highlands are part of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

    This is a reserve where the local communities live alongside the wildlife. The highlands consist of a range of Volcanoes-not all extinct-rising steeply from the side of the Great Rift Valley in Northern Tanzania.

    Hence they are more than JUST the Ngorongoro Crater with a number of impressive peaks, with steep escarpments, crater lakes, dense forests and grassy ridges, streams and waterfalls.

    o¬ne volcano the Ol-Doinyo-Lengai (2878m) is even active! It is also home to many Maasai people who have grazed cattle o¬n the grasslands here for hundreds of years. Most walking is done at around the 3000mts mark. There are many options though available to the adventurous.


      Day 1 :

      The Let’s view Tanzania team will meet you at Kilimanjaro airport and
      transfer you to your pre-climb hotel. Later you will attend a pre-climb briefing
      with your Lead Guide to prepare you for the challenge ahead.

      Departing Arusha in the morning you drive to Mtu-wa Mbu (Lake Manyara) for lunch. After lunch you drive north along the bottom of the Great Rift Valley wall to Lake Natron and the village of Ngare Sero at the base of Ol Doinyo Lengai. Overnight at a campsite by the lake.

      From Lake Natron to Ngare Sero is a 3-hour walk. Lengai is best approached from the west. Between Ngare Sero and Lengai's lower slopes is another 3 hours walk. The vehicle will go o¬n ahead here so that it is there to take you up this large gully and so saving you at least 6 hours of walking. Overnight camp in the gully.

      A very early start in order to gain as much height as possible in the cool of the morning. Sun hats and a large water in-take are essential. Descend by the same route.
      Great care should be taken on the way down: loose volcanic gravel on bare rock makes it perilous going in places. Overnight at the Lake Natron camp site.

      Day 5 :

      Lake Natron - Arusha Town
      Departing after breakfast you drive back to Arusha town. Drop-off.

      What does Oldonyo Lengai mean?

      Mountain of God
      “Oldoinyo Le Ngai” is a Maasai term meaning “Mountain of God“. This mountain is the only active volcano in East Africa. Volcanic activity on the mountain has been observed from as far back as 1883, and it is still active today.

        Where is oldonyo lengai located?

        Ol Doinyo Lengai is located near the southern end of the East African Rift in Tanzania. It is known for its unique low-temperature carbonatitic lava. Activity primarily occurs in the crater offset to the north about 100 m below the summit where hornitos (small cones) and pit craters produce lava flows and spattering.

          What is the strangest volcano in the world?

          Ol Doinyo Lengai
          Ol Doinyo Lengai is the most unusual volcano in the world. Located in Tanzania, near the Kenyan border, it is seen as the abode of the gods by the Maasai people

            What is the highest peak of Mount Oldonyo Lengai?

            How high is Ol Doinyo Lengai? Mount Ol Doinyo Lengai is an active volcano in northern Tanzania, and so has a large crater at the summit. The highest point of the crater rim is 3,188 m (10,459 ft) above sea level . You start the climb at an elevation of roughly 1,100 meters (3,600 ft)

              What volcano in Tanzania Africa is the highest mountain?

              Located in Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro is the African continent’s highest peak at 5,895 meters (19,340 feet). The majestic mountain is a snow-capped volcano.8 M

                Where is the mountain of God in Africa?

                Northern Tanzania
                Ol Doinyo Lengai, known as ‘The Mountain of God’ by the Masai who live at its foot in northern Tanzania, is an active volcano rising to just shy of 3000 metres.

                  Important Note:

                  Tipping is an expected and highly appreciated component of your Mt. Kilimanjaro trek. Tipping is one of the most direct ways that you can have a positive economic impact within the African community. Although it may not be customary for you, it is an important source of income for those in the tourism industry.

                  What’s Included?

                  • Transport
                  • Ranger/guide
                  • Porters
                  • Park fees
                  • Hut fees
                  • Rescue fees
                  • Cook
                  • Meals
                  • Tea and coffee


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