3 Days 2 Nights Mount Ol Doinyo Lengai Climbing
Ol Doinyo Lengai, also known as ‘Mountain of God’ in the Maasai language, is the only active volcano in Tanzania and the third highest peak in the country. Located in the Gregory Rift, which is just south of the nearby Lake Natron in the Arusha region of Tanzania.The volcano is a popular hiking destination for those looking for a unique challenge. The peak reaches 2,962m and is an interesting geological destination with the carbonatite rock derived from magma, a unique feature in this region.
The Climb takes about from 6-11 hours and the summit attempt usually begins in the middle of the night to reach the peak of the volcano. This early start is to enjoy the sunrise from the summit and to avoid the harsh heat of the region, which can o reach 50 degrees Celsius.
Mount Ol Doinyo Lengai Climbing Itinerary
Day 1:Arusha to Lake Natron
Depart Arusha city at 7.00 am and drive to Ngaresero village (Lake Natron) with packed lunch. This is about 5 to 6 hours driving. Dinner and overnight at Giraffe Eco camp.
Day 2:Climb Ol Doinyo Lengai
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 Giraffe Eco camp for shower and rest. Dinner and overnight at Giraffe eco camp.
Day 3:Departure to Arusha
Morning have breakfast then drive back to Arusha, and this will mark the end of our climbing.
What to Wear When Climb Mount Ol Doinyo Lengai
-Buff or lightweight neck gaiter (for keeping out dust)
-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
-Gaiters for those that have low cut hiking shoes
-Cater bottles x 3 enough to hold 3 Liters