Oldoinyo Lengai climbing a trekking to the live volcano is a real adventure witness the ash coming out from the volcano vent. The Oldoinyo Lengai volcano erupts sporadically, sending small streams of grey lava down the crater rim and spitting hot ash high into the air. The climb is highly challenging and it is done at night so hikers can experience sunrise over the Rift Valley escarpment.
Oldoinyo Lengai Climbing Program
Day 1: Arusha – Tarangire National Park
Pick up from a hotel or the resident house in Arusha at 08:00 hrs for journey to Tarangire national park. Morning and afternoon game drive in Tarangire, picnic lunch at any of the public site with the park. In Tarangire you will be able to see lots of big cats, big herds of elephants and tree climbing pythons. Dinner and overnight in the campsite
Day 2: Tarangire National Park – Oldoinyo Lengai
Breakfast in the campsite then with picnic lunch boxes depart for Oldoinyo Lengai. In the afternoon visit a nearby maasai boma where you will enter inside the maasai built huts. Evening back to the camp for dinner and overnight. Wake up in the mid night to start the climb guided by the Maasai guide. Normally the oldoinyo lengai climber reach the summit in the early morning and witness the beautiful African sun rise on Mount Kilimanjaro some 200 km away. Inside the crater you will observe small eruptive cones spurting liquid magma which in turn form pools of hot lava. It is a powerful magical place sacred to the Maasai. Descend the mountain to the camp for breakfast and short rest. Afternoon visit the lake shore to see mass of flamingos. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.
Day 3: Oldoinyo Lengai – Arusha
Take a relaxed breakfast and drive back to Arusha town
Transport in an open safari vehicle
All park entrances and entrance fees
Camping accommodation with three meals a day
Fee for a driver guide and cook
Complimentary bottle of pure drinking water a day
Any other expenses of the personal nature