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5 Day Walking in Oldoinyo Lengai

5 Day Walking in Oldoinyo Lengai

Oldoinyo Lengai walking adventure for 5 days will enabled you to walk to the top through volcanic dusts and ashes which is very steep, but an extraordinary experience for those who wish to view the inside of an active volcano ever existed in East Africa.

Itinerary Details

Day 1: To the Camp at Engaresero

We drive to the town of Mto Wa Mbu, than follow the Rift Valley escarpment north to the village of Engaresero where we will camp.

Day 2: Camping at South Crater

Today we start early in order to gain as much altitude up the volcano as possible in the cool of the morning. Our hike follows narrow ridges of scree and volcanic dust and ash which run between steep gullies. We’ll set up camp in the south crater, a safe distance from the active north crater.The north crater itself offers a unique opportunity to view an active volcano with recent streams of molten lava, steaming vents and open lava pools…The lava on this mountain has the distinction of being black during the day and a dull orange at night due to its relatively cool temperature.

Day 3: Trekking to the Summit

We trek to the summit this morning and enjoy the sunrise over the Maasai Steppe…From the top our vista will included Mount Meru, the extinct volcano Kerimasi, Lake Natron and even Mount Kilimanjaro.After lunch we will descend the mountain and return to our camp at Engare Sero village by early evening.

Day 4: Lake Natron Visit

Today we’ll visit Lake Natron and the local Maasai who make this area with its harsh environment their home.

Day 5: Drive Back to Arusha via Mto wa mbu

After breakfast we will drive back to Mto Wa Mbu and then continue to Arusha

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