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Oldonyo Lengai

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Oldonyo Lengai

Ol Doinyo Lengai is a volcano located in the north of Tanzania and is part of the volcanic system of the Great Rift Valley in Eastern Africa. It is located in the eastern Rift Valley, south of both Lake Natron and Kenya. It is unique among active volcanoes in that it produces natrocarbonatite lava, a unique occurrence of volcanic carbonatite. Further, the temperature of its lava as it emerges is only around 510 °C (950 °F). “Ol Doinyo Lengai” means “The Mountain of God” in the Maasai language of the native people.[3] The record of eruptions on the mountain dates to 1883, and flows were also recorded between 1904 and 1910 and again between 1913 and 1915. A major eruption took place in June 1917, which resulted in volcanic ash being deposited about 48 kilometres away.

Day 1:
Leave Arusha for a game drive in Ngorongoro crater, then drive to Einokanoka Village at the base of Olmoti Crater.

Day 2:
Olmoti Crater “Muge Water Falls” overnight Kamnana Village.

Day 3:
Kamnana Village 7 hours walk through Embulibuli Depression, overnight LoMalasin Village.

Day 4:
Lolo Malasin via Embakai Crater 5 hours walk, then an easy walk to Nairobi Village for overnight.

Day 5:
Nairobi 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.

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.

Serengeti Migration Camp

Trekking Mt.Kilimanjaro

There are seven official trekking routes by which to ascend and descend Mount Kilimanjaro: Lemosho, Machame, Marangu, Mweka, Rongai, Shira, and Umbwe. Of all the routes, Machame is considered the most scenic, albeit steeper, route. It can be done in six or seven days. The Rongai is the easiest and least scenic of all camping routes. The Marangu is also relatively easy, but this route tends to be very busy, the ascent and descent routes are the same, and accommodation is in shared huts with all other climbers.