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Mount Oldoinyo Lengai, A view from Lake Eyasi

Mt. Oldonyo Lengai is the “Mountain of God” for the Massai. On its top the god of the tribe has its home. This beautiful stratovolcano lies on the Rift Valley, a cliff-like scrap running from Djibouti to Mosambique. Ol’Doinyo Lengai is one of the most active volcanos of this fault – and moreover it is the only active volcano of the world with carbonatited lava. The volcano is rarely visited, because you need two days from the next airport to reach the area. Maybe one or two groups of tourists/scientists climb it a day. The climb is not that hard – always about 45° slopes – near the top you have to use your hands because of ash and lava channels. The best way to visit the crater highlands inclusing Lengai is to organise a walking safari to the crater highlands: walk with Masai guides and donkeys through the highlands, pass Lengai and climb it! The mountain can be climbed the whole year round; only in the wet seasons (march to may, october to december) the roads are in bad conditions. It will take 6-9 days; you will encounter all kinds of animals and small unspoilt Masai villages. It is only with Meru Mountain treks and Safaris Ltd you can discover the secrets of Mt. Oldonyo Lengai

Accommodation
Camping is allowed everywhere (only forbidden in the NCA). But think about it – the ground consists only of sand and rocks and the wind is strong. You can put up your tent on the ground of the base camp.