Mountain Lenkai (normally known as “Ol'doinyo Lengai”) rises about 2,100 meters above the East African Rift Valley floor to a height approximately 2,880 m. The name Ol'doinyo Lenkai which means “Mountain of God” originates from the Maa language (the Maasai's language) from Ngorongoro area. The Maasai people conduct prayers to God “Enkai” or “Engai” whom the Maasai believe is the Creator of all things on this active volcanic mountain. Ol'doinyo Lenkai is the only active volcanic mountain in the East African Rift Valley Region which attracts many geologists from all over the world who come for research. Scientifically, carbonated lava is dark brown upon extrusion, but reacts very rapidly and turns into moisture to hydrate, then to secondary alteration minerals that impart awhite colour to the rock. The Maasai believe that the “while rock” symbolizes thewhite beards of "Enkai". .
Trek Ol donyo Lengai volcano, an active volcanic mountain in Tanzania and visit nearby Lake Natron
Day 1: Arusha-Lake Natron Transfer from Arusha to base camp which will take approximately 6 hours. We then ascend Ol Doinyo Lengai at around midnight.
Days 2 - 4: 3 nights on top of Lengai Spend the days exploring the region
Day 5: Descend to Lake Natron Go down and have break near Lake Natron and visit the waterfall Accommodaton: comfortable (private) campsite near lake Natron
Day 6 – Back to Arusha Driving day returning back to Arusha. Overnight in Arusha included (two hotel categories for Deluxe and Standard to choose from)
Please note that the prices above are Camping accommodation, which can be upgraded if you wish
Price Includes: - Full board accommodation - Transport - All parks entrance fees - Ranger and guide fees and allowances - Activities as per the itineraries Price Excludes: - Accommodation on the first night before safari and last night after safari in Arusha town, we can book this for you. - Airport transfers, book with us. - International flights - Tips and drinks - Sleeping bags - Items of personal nature/use