Excursion in Tanzania Ol Doinyo Lengai Volcano

Our driver will take you from the hotel early in the morning and you will go to Lake Natron. The road will be long but in the meantime interesting and along the way you will see some representatives of the African fauna and Maasai tribes. Closer to lunch you will stay at the Lake Natron Tented Camp, after that the guide will take you to do a walking tour to the waterfall Ngara Sero which path runs through the gorge. In some places you have to go wade the river, therefore it is best to wear sandals or slippers, to not permanently change your shoes. At the end of the tour you will drive to the coast of Lake Natron and take photos of stunning scenery, you will return to the hotel to have a rest before the climb. At midnight, the driver will drive you to the foot of the Ol Doina Lengai volcano and you will start the ascent. The slope of the volcano is dangerous, especially at night, so follow the guide and do not go ahead. This is a rather difficult tracking and on average it takes between 7 to 12 hours, depending on your pace and fitness. The volcano also has a fairly large angle, so it is best to stop every 100 meters of altitude. Coming closer to the top, after dawn, you should have a breakfast to have enough strength to rise. On the edge of the crater, you will reach the hight mark of 2960 m, and hear the sound of the moving lava inside the crater of the volcano. The descent will be faster than the ascent, but it is necessary to be extremely cautious, because it is a quite steep and you can easily injure yourself. Also, after dawn, it is best to change the fleece hat on a hat or cap to protect yourself against the sun and do not get sunstroke on the way back. At the end of the ascent you will be met by our driver, he will offer refreshments and you will go back to Arusha.

Region: Lake Natron
Distance: 160 km
Duration: 2 days
Essential items: Professional mountain equipment, camera, sunscreen


Excursion in Tanzania 2 days
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Excursion Ol Doinyo Lengai Volcano
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Excursion in Tanzania 2 days

Ol Doinyo Lengai Volcano

1 pax $860
2 pax $675
3 pax $655
4 pax $615
5 pax $590
6+ pax $550
Tour price includes:
  • Permission for the ascent;
  • Fees local communities on Lake Natron;
  • Accommodation in Lake Natron Tented Camp for one night (in double rooms);
  • Dinner in the Lake Natron Tented Camp;
  • Rent Land Cruiser for two days;
  • Fuel surcharge;
  • Professional driver services (English-speaking);
  • Guide service;
  • Lunch box (is carried by you);
  • Drinking water (is carried by you);
  • Optional tour to the Ngara Sero waterfall.
The tour excludes:
  • Services of porters during the climb;
  • Tips for guide ($ 20-50 for all ascent).