Climbing Oldoinyo Lengai

Oldoinyo Lengai Climbing “The mountain of God”
Oldoinyo Lengai (2870meters) (9650 ft) south of Lake Natron in the eastern rift valley of North Tanzania, lies Mount Ol Doinyo Lengai. The name derived from Maasai language the native Maasai who refer the mountain as the “holy Mountain of God”, is an active volcano on the southern shore of Lake Natron. A nearly perfect cone, it still erupts occasionally and you may have the opportunity to walk on still-steaming new ground. Approximately distance 137 from Arusha town, about 3 hours off the main road between Arusha and Ngorongoro.

Day 1: Kilimanjaro Airport Transfer to Arusha

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met and greet by our representative and driver guide. They will assist you with your luggage then board your vehicle. Transfer to Arusha town for overnight on bed and breakfast basis. Depend with arrival time our tour consultant will brief you about your tour.

Accommodations: standard hotel

Meals plan: Breakfast 

Day 2 – Arusha Lake Natron

Depart early morning from Arusha and drive to Ngaresero village (Lake Natron) with packed lunch. Approximately time is 4-6 hours driving. On arrival at the camp you will unload your baggage there after followed by walk to Ngaresero water falls guided by native Maasai guide. Ngaresero Campsite on Full Board basis. 

Accommodations: Ngaresero Campsite

Meals plan: Breakfast, lunch dinner 

Day 3: climb Oldonyo Lengai-2870meters

At very early morning 1:00 a.m. drive to the base of the Oldoinyo Lengai Mountain to start the climb. Reach at the summit during sunrise and spend some time there before coming down to the base of the mountain. From there clients will be transferred by jeep to Ngaresero Campsite for shower and rest. Later stretch to the lake shore for birds watching. Dinner and overnight .on full board basis. 

climbing Oldonyo Lengai
Birds watching along Lake Natron
Accommodations: Ngaresero Campsite
Meals plan: Breakfast, lunch dinner

Day4: Lake Natron to Arusha Onwards to JRO

Today after Breakfast pack your luggage and  visit the Maasai village/Boma where you will enjoy Maasai Dancing and learning the Maasai culture and taboos then drive to Arusha .Lunch will be served on your way to Arusha onward to Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight back home.

Visit Maasai Boma
Breakfast and Lunch

Items Include:

Transfer to and from JRO on arrival and departure date.

4X4 Safari jeep

Full board accommodation during safari: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner

Accommodation in camping

All village gates entrance fees including government taxes.

Activities fees

Service of a local mountain guide.



Camping Equipment – tents, mattress

Mineral water during safari.

Items excluded:

Tips, laundry,

Sleeping bags,

Drinks and climbing gears,

International & local flights and taxes,

Visas to Tanzania,

Items of a personal nature and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary.

  • Sun hat, swimming clothing (at Ngaresero water falls you can swim)
  • sunglasses
  • head torch
  • buff or lightweight neck gaiter (for keeping out dust)
  • rain shell
  • light fleece
  • long sleeve t shirt x 2
  • hiking trousers (zip off style are recommended so you have shorts too)
  • waterproof trousers
  • socks x 3 pairs
  • hiking shoes preferably with some decent ankle support
  • teva or flip flops for in camp or walking to ngare-sero waterfalls
  • walking poles
  • gaiters for those that have low cut hiking shoes
  • water bottles x 3 enough to hold 3 Liters
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Tour Code: BET001OL
Tour Duration: 4day(s)
Destination: Tanzania
Specialty Categories: Trekking-&cultural –bird watch
Season: All year Round
Group Size: Adults
Category: Private Tour/group /family


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