Oldonyo Lengai Tanzania

Ol Doinyo Lengai, also known as the ‘Mountain of God’ By locals who are the Maasai warriors tribe. Significantly Oldonyo Lengai is the only active volcano in Tanzania and the third-highest peak in the country for climber’s sake.

It is located along the wall of the Great Rift Valley which is just particularly south of the nearby Lake Natron in Arusha, Tanzania. The volcanic mountain is a popular hiking destination for those looking for a fairly unique challenge.

Furthermore, It’s one of the steepest hikes to be done with 1600m of elevation which is approximately five kilometres. The peak hangs on 2,962m and is a spectacular geological destination with the carbonatite rock originating from magma, which makes a unique feature in this region.

Regardless The hike to the peak takes anywhere from 6-10 hours and the summit attempt normally starts in the middle of the night to reach the summit of the volcano so far. Additionally, This early take-off is to enjoy the sunrise from the peak and basically to avoid the tormenting heat of the region, which can often linger 50 degrees celsius.

Tour Details

3 Days 2 Nights Climbing Oldonyo Lengai Tanzania

Day 1: Arusha /Moshi to Ngarasero village

Basically, After breakfast at your hotel then the tour will depart at 7.00 am heading towards Ngare Sero village (Lake Natron) all together loaded with your packed lunch as well as water unforgettably. On the other hand, This takes about 5 to 6 hours of driving. Lastly, You will have your dinner and overnight at Giraffe eco camp.


Day 2: At the earliest morning around 1:00 a.m.

Moreover, after breakfast, the tour will take off from your camp and drive to the base of the Ol Doinyo Lengai mountain and immediately start to climb. Not to mention Expect to reach the summit at the earliest sunrise and exclusively spend some time there, taking some memorable pictures and excitement before descending to the base of the mountain, where you will be transferred by jeep to Giraffe eco camp for a shower and enough rest. Significantly You will enjoy dinner and overnight at Giraffe eco camp.


Day 3: Undoubtedly, After having breakfast at the camp, then the tour will start to drive back to Arusha or Moshi.  depends on how the tour has been scheduled.



What To Wear


Sun hat

head Lamp

Lightweight neck gaiter for keeping out dust


Light fleece

long sleeve 2 pair recommended

hiking trousers

Short if you would like

socks x 3 pairs of merino wool recommended

Hiking sturdy shoes recommended with some decent ankle support

Flip flops or open shoes for camp

Walking poles

Gaiters for those that have short hiking boots.

3 bottles of water enough to hold 3 Liters each