4 Days Mt. Ol Doinyo L'Engai (Active Volcanic Mountain)

Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano, altitude 2960 meters (9711 feet), is a unique and extremely fascinating volcano that towers above the East African Rift Valley in Northern Tanzania, just south of Lake Natron. It is the only volcano in the world that sometimes erupts natrocarbonatite lava, highly fluid lava that contains almost no silicon.
One of the most rewarding ways to experience authentic Africa is by trekking through the wilderness.

Nairobi-Ol Doinyo Lengai Base Camp- Ol Doinyo Lengai (FB)

Day 1.Depart Nairobi earlt to Arusha and then transfer by dirt road to the Masai Community campsite near Lake Natron. The final part of the drive is through fascinating scenery with mini-calderas punctuating the landscape. The camp is located at the base of the Great Rift Valley, with the Ngorogoro Highlands above. It's possible to arrange a traditional goat-roast for dinner.

Ol Doinyo Lengai Base Camp- Ol Doinyo Lengai (FB)

Day 2. Early morning short drive and walk to the shores of Lake Natron. Here you will see many flamingoes, and maybe a jackal on the prowl for it's breakfast. After lunch there will be another short hike to Engaresero Waterfalls with a naturally formed, incredibly convenient jacuzzi! Dinner will be early as it is important to get a few hours sleep, before being roused at 11.30pm to make the final preparations for the hike.

Ol Doinyo Lengai Base Camp- Ol Doinyo Lengai (FB)

Day 3. At 12.00am leave the campsite and make the short drive to the base of Ol Doinyo L'Engai - and begin to climb the Mountain of the Gods. The path itself is quite difficult underfoot and steep the whole way. Towards the rim it turns into powdery ash - like trudging through deep soft snow! Arriving at the summit in time for sunrise, the perfect reward! This volcano is active and glowing rock can often be seen bubbling out of the numerous ash cones on the top. Descend late morning in time for a good lunch, dip in the stream and a celebratory beer! Overnight at the campsite.

Ol Doinyo Lengai

Day 4. After abreakfast drive to your next destination.

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