Ol Doinyo Lengai
Ol doinyo Lengai Mountain
Mt. Oldonyo Lengai is the “Mountain of God” for the Massai. On its top the god of the tribe has its home. This beautiful stratovolcano lies on the Rift Valley, a cliff-like scrap running from Djibouti to Mosambique. Ol’Doinyo Lengai is one of the most active volcanos of this fault – and moreover it is the only active volcano of the world with carbonatited lava. The volcano is rarely visited, because you need two days from the next airport to reach the area. Maybe one or two groups of tourists/scientists climb it a day. The climb is not that hard – always about 45° slopes – near the top you have to use your hands because of ash and lava channels. The best way to visit the crater highlands inclusing Lengai is to organise a walking safari to the crater highlands: walk with Masai guides and donkeys through the highlands, pass Lengai and climb it! The mountain can be climbed the whole year round; only in the wet seasons (march to may, october to december) the roads are in bad conditions. It will take 6-9 days; you will encounter all kinds of animals and small unspoilt Masai villages. It is only with Meru Mountain treks and Safaris Ltd you can discover the secrets of Mt. Oldonyo Lengai
Camping is allowed everywhere (only forbidden in the NCA). But think about it – the ground consists only of sand and rocks and the wind is strong. You can put up your tent on the ground of the base camp.
3 Days, 2 Nights Trek
Depart Moshi or Arusha at 7.00 am and drive to Ngaresero village (Lake Natron) with packed lunch. This is about 8 hours driving. Dinner and overnight at Kamakia camp.
At very early morning 1.00 a.m. drive to the base of the Oldonyo Lengai mountain to start the climb. Reach at the summit during Sunrise and spend few minutes there before coming down to the base of the mountain. From there clients will be transfered by jeep to Kamakia camp for shower and rest. Dinner and overnight at Kamakia camp.
Breakfast. Drive back to Moshi/ Arusha
> 2 transfers from Moshi/Arusha to Oldonyo Lengai – return
> 3 meals per day while trekking – vegeterian/non vegeterian climb of oldonyo lengai
> First and last night accommodation at hotel Moshi/Arusha Bed & Breakfast
> All fees and government levies
> English speaking mountain guide and assistant guide, Porters
> Tip to the mountain guides, porters, chef,
> Personal Mountain Gears,
> Sleeping bags and personal requirements.