Mt. Ol Doinyo Lengai
Ol Doinyo Lengai means “The Mountain of God” in the Maasai language of the native people.
The volcano is the only active volcano in this part of the Rift Valley and is often mentioned to as strangest volcano on Earth.
- The local Maasai consider the mountain holy and believe its home to their god Ngai.
- Located in Tanzania and is a part of the volcanic system of the rising majestically from the Great Rift Valley.
- An active volcano on planet at altitude 2690 mthat erupts carbonatite lava.
- It uniquely produces nitro-carbonatitic lava, an unusual type of carbonatite.
- Described by other as a scientifically precious and geochemical shrine.
- Is quite a physically demanding climb. Its steep slope makes it a challenge to climb up as well as to climb back down and daytime heat is unbearable.
- The best time to climb the mountain is at night when the temperatures are lower. This allows the climber to witness the amazing sunrise at the summit and come back down before the scorching heat kicks in
- The 1960 eruption of Ol Doinyo Lengai led to geological investigations that finally confirmed the view that carbonatiterock is derived from magma
- This allows the climber to witness the amazing sunrise at the summit and come back down before the scorching heat kicks in
Good to Know
Best Time To Visit
- The weather at Lake Natron is primarily hot and mostly dry, and the coolest months are June through August. During dry season is an excellent time for walking tours around the lake and also for trekking up OlDoinyo Lengai.
- Horse and Camel riding
- Mountain Climbing
- Walking Safari
- Wildlife and Camping Safari
- Maasai Culture tour
- Place offers a basic and campsite accommodations, also a comfortable tented camp at Lake Natron a home of beautiful natural.