Ol Doinyo Lengai, Arusha

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An active volcano, Ol Doinyo Lengai sits in a remote area rarely visited by tourists. Mostly appealing to volcanologists and adventurous photographers, the volcano remains one of the world's more unique geologic features known for producing natrocarbonatite lava, which erupts at around 500 C (1,000 F). The ash spread around the surrounding landscape sustains succulent grasses especially appreciated by the migrating wildebeest. You'll need a guide and climbing equipment to scale the peak of the volcano. Put Ol Doinyo Lengai at the forefront of your travel plans using our Arusha online road trip planner .
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  • Very unique location. The mountain of God with the pink lake Natron close by, the surroundings look out of this world.  more »
  • Ol Doinyo Lengai Masai language means "mountain of God". Sandy slope towards Lake Natron is distinguished from a distance for both its height about 3,000 metres for its unique cone shape. Beautiful at dusk and dawn. Incredible experience.
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  • This was an experience we will never forget! Climb throughout the night, sunrise on the summit and tough downhill hike - definitely not for everyone. At the same time we are not the hyper sporty once....  more »
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