3 Days Oldonyo Lengai Climbing Safari
Climbing Oldonyo Lengai (Trekking Ol doinyo lengai) is an extremely and awesome experience, get to the top of the active volcano witness the lava flows ash and smokes coming from the vent. Located in northern Tanzania in the Southern shore of Lake Natron, Oldonyo Lengai is among the few Carbonate Volcano in the world. The Oldonyo Lengai Volcano has been encountering occasional volcanic eruptions for quite some years something which made the indigenous people of the area to call it the Sacred home of God who signaled her anger with eruptions and drought.
Oldonyo Lengai climbing start at mid-night to reach the summit when the weather is cold and cool and climber reach the summit at early morning time. The total climbing kilometer is 40 which include the ascent and descend. For a physically fit person the ascent may take him about 6 – 9 hours and climber should frequently take water to avoid a dehydrations.
A 3 days Oldoinyo Lengai Climbing tour can also combine with several days safari to Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara or Tarangire national park.
Oldonyo Lengai Climbing Itinerary
Day 1: Depart Arusha for Oldonyo Lengai
Depart Arusha at 08:30 hrs to Lake Manyara National Park. Arrive Lake Manyara and continue with the game drive till evening. Lake Manyara National Park is the home to different species of marine birds and mammal including the tree climbing lions. Dinner and overnight at Twiga Campsite.
Day 2: Oldoinyo Lengai Climbing
Depart Lake Manyara to Oldonyo Lengai Via Engaruka ruins. The Engaruka ruins is one of the important archeological site along the East African Rift Valley. These ruins famed for its irrigation and cultivation structures. After a visit to Engaruka ruins Proceed with the journey to Oldonyo Lengai. Dinner and overnight at Kamakia Camp. In the midnight wake up and start the climb of Oldonyo Lenga guided byy the local Maasai guide. Reach the summit early morning as descend to the camp.
Day 3: Cultural Tour around Oldonyo Lengai
Breakfast in the camp and drive to Lake shore to see the mass of flamingos. Lake Natron is the only breading site for flamingos in East Africa. In the afternoon start the journey back to Arusha.
Transport in an open safari vehicle
All park entrances and fees
Camping accommodation in Full board basis
Fee for the Maasai guide and the driver guide
A complimentary liter of pure drinking water per person per day
Any other expenses of the personal nature