The Oldonyo Lengai Active Volcanic Mountain
(3450 meters) is the only active Sodium Carbonite Volcano in the world. The mountain is located on the southern shore of Lake Natron. This impressive peak is revered by the Maasai as the sacred home of God. A nearly perfect cone, it still erupts occasionally and you may have the opportunity to walk on still-steaming new ground. The trip is perfect to be taken either before or after a Kilimanjaro Climb.
The Maasai people believed the mountain was home to the god Eng'ai who signaled her anger with eruptions and drought. Adventurous visitors sometimes struggle up its steep slopes to visit the steaming, bubbling crater but most prefer to view its symmetrical cone from a distance. See the programe below
Mount Oldonyo Lengai – Itineraries
OPTION 1: - Mount Oldonyo Lengai Trekking - 3 Days / 2 Nights
Day 2 :At very early morning 7:00 a.m. drive to the base of the Oldoinyo Lengai mountain to start the climb. Reach at the summit during sunrise and spend sometime there before coming down to the base of the mountain. From there clients will be transferred by jeep to Kamakia camp for shower and rest. Dinner and overnight at Kamakia camp.
Day 3:Breakfast then drive back to Arusha . This depends on the itinerary..
Mount Oldonyo Lengai – Itineraries
OPTION 2: Mount Oldonyo Lengai Trekking - 8 Days / 7 Nights
Day 1 : Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport I will come to pick you and drive to Impala hotel for overnight stay. One double b/b Day
Day 2 : Breakfast. Drive to Ngorongoro crater. The crater host an estimated 30,000 animals on its floor including large herds of Buffalo and Wildebeest, Eland, Elephant, Hippo, Lions and the endangered black Rhino. Picnic Lunch at noon time at Picnic site. Afternoon game drives at the crater floor. The Ngorongoro crater is the true wonder of the natural world, famous for its sunken caldera formed over million years ago. The crater is inhabited in harmony by indigenous Maasai, their livestock as well as startling variety of plant, animal and birdlife spices. This is the only place in Africa where you stand a very good chance of seeing the big five in the course of either morning or afternoon game drive. Late afternoon drive back to fig tree camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 3:Breakfast. Depart fig tree camp for Oldoinyo Lengai via Selela and Engaruka. This is about four hours driving arriving at Kamakia camp (Ngaresero village) afternoon around 1:00 pm. After lunch have a rest at the camp. Dinner and overnight at Kamakia camp.
Day 4:Breakfast. Drive to Lake Natron for a short tour along the lake. Noon time drive to the base station at Oldoinyo Lengai and start climbing the mountain immediately. Arriving at the summit around 6:00 pm for dinner and overnight at the crater rim.
Day 5:Breakfast. Explore the summit of Ol'doinyo Lengai. There after descend down to the base camp of Ol'doinyo Lengai where the car will come to pick you to Kamakia camp. Dinner and overnight at Kamakia camp.
Day 6:Breakfast. Doing cultural program. This is the day to visit Maasai people to their homes and get more information about Maasai culture, Norms and their way of living. As a tour operator, I will give you some Kgs of sugar and tea bags as gift to some Maasai families and you will hand over the gifts to them. If time allows, you will visit Lake Natron to see the way Maasai women collecting soda from Lake Natron or you may decide to visit waterfalls instead of Lake Natron again. Dinner and overnight at Kamakia campsite
Day 7:Breakfast. Drive slowly to Impala hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 8:Breakfast. Drive to Kilimanjaro Airport.