Summary

Oldonyo Lengai Mountain Climbing and Lake Natron with Kilipeak Adventure, Mountain Lenkai (normally known as “Ol’doinyo Lengai”) rise about 2,100 meters above the East African Rift Valley floor to a height of approximately 2,880 m. The name Ol’doinyo Lenkai which means “Mountain of God” originates from the Maa language (the Maasai’s language) from the 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 a white color to the rock. The Maasai believe that the “white rock” symbolizes the white beards of “Enkai”.

DAY 1: Arusha to Lake Natron

Drive to Mto Wa Mbu and enter the Great Rift Valley, passing via Engaruka basin and into a semi-desert area hot wild and dusty with extinct volcanoes, Kitumbaine and Gelai off to the right and the Mountain of God “Oldoinyo Lengai” always in front.

Around midday, we arrive at Camp on the banks of the Engaresero river, in the afternoon take a trek to the waterfalls hidden in the Western wall of the rift valley.

You will have a short rest at Masai Giraffe Campsite while waiting for your dinner. Thereafter you will have a nap before been transferred in the mid-night by your driver guide to starting the climb of Oldoinyo Lengai (approximately 5 hours climb). When you will arrive at the peak, you should able to see the lava glowing.

Meal(s) plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 2: Oldonyo Lengai Trek

Enjoy the sunrise and the views up the Rift Valley as far as Kenya and therefore descent and drive to the camp for a shower, and late breakfast follows with total rest. You will have some small walking in the evening on your wish and thereafter retire to Masai Giraffe campsite for dinner and overnight.

Meal(s) plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 3: Drive Back o Arusha

In the morning after breakfast, you will have walking around Lake Natron with your local guide. Lake Natron one of the major flamingo breeding sites in East Africa – en-route visit a Maasai “Boma” village. You will have time to interact with Maasai people and learn about their culture and day to day activities.

After having the cultural tour, you will be back to the campsite for hot lunch and preparation to drive back to Arusha for dinner and overnight at Green Mountain Lodge

Oldonyo Lengai Mountain Climbing and Lake Natron Rates Includes

  • All Taxes / VAT
  • Park Fees
  • Airport Transfer
  • Accommodation as mentioned in Itinerary
  • 1-3 Meals a day Mentioned in Itinerary
  • Bottled Water (1.5 Liter per person per day)
  • Activities as mentioned in the tour description
  • Transportation as mentioned, Toyota Land Cruiser with a pop-up roof.
  • A professional guide/driver

Oldonyo Lengai Mountain Climbing and Lake Natron Rates Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Visa Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks (Soda, Alcohol)
  • Tips
  • Vaccination
  • Laundry
  • Other Personal Item

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