Climb Oldonyo lengai volcano is an extremely and fascinating experience. This mountain 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.
Natrocarbonatite lava is also much cooler than other lavas, being only about 950 degrees F (510 degrees C) compared to temperatures over 2000 degrees F (~1100 degrees C) for basaltic lavas. Natrocarbonatite is the most fluid lava in the world. Lava with a low gas content can flow like a whitewater stream, and actually has a viscosity near that of water.
Climb Oldonyo Lengai Itinerary
Day 1: Arusha – Oldonyo Lengai
Leave Arusha for a game drive in Ngorongoro crater, and then drive to Nainokanoka Village at the base of Olmoti Crater for overnight
Day 2: Olmoti Crater “Muge Water Falls” overnight Kamnana Village, B,L,D.
Day 3: Kamnana Village 7 hours walk through Embulibuli Depression, overnight LoMalasin Village, FB
Day 4: Lolmalasin via Embakai Crater 5 hours walk, then an easy walk to Nayobi Village for overnight, FB
Day 5: Nayobi to Mungoni Village for overnight at the base of Oldonyo Lengai Mountain 6 hours walk through panoramic view of Oldonyo Lengai, Wonderful rocks, white forest trees, FB
Day 6: Muongoni to Ngaresero Village at the Lake Natron “3 hours walk”, Warm water falls at Lake Natron where a car will meet you to bring you Back to Arusha, FB.
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Tour price includes:
Permission for the ascent;
Fees local communities on Lake Natron;
Accommodation in Lengai Safari Lodge for one night (in double rooms);
Dinner in the Lengai Safari Lodge;
Rent Land Cruiser for two days;
Professional driver services (English-speaking);
Lunch box (is carried by you);
Drinking water (is carried by you);
Optional tour to the Ngara Sero waterfall.
Tour price excludes:
Services of porters during the climb;
Tips for guide ($ 20-50 for all ascent).