“OldoinyoLengai”  which translates to  “The Mountain of God” from the Maasai language is a strato-volcano that stands 2962 metres above sea level. Lengai is Tanzania’s only officially-certified active volcano, and the world’s only carbonatite volcano. The hike usually starts around midnight, with a plan to climb with head torches and be at the summit in time to watch an epic sunrise. The five to six-hour hike is heavy going and is almost solidly uphill, climbing on a path of sometimes deep sand, and other times loose rock.

The Itinerary



  • Airport pick up and drop off are optional, meaning if you are already in Moshi or Arusha or you can arrange your own airport transfers, we can take them out of the price for this tour.
  • Pre trek and post trek accommodation are optional.

Day 1 : Arusha – Lake Natron (Engaresero).

After breakfast, leave Arusha with picnic lunch and drive to Mto wa Mbu town, you will drive north along the bottom of the Great Rift Valley wall, passing via Engaruka basin and into a semi-desert area hot wild and dusty with extinct volcanoes, Kitumbaine and Gelai off to the right and the Mountain of God “Ol’doinyoLengai” always in front. Around midday we arrive at to Lake Natron and the Engaresero village close to the base of Ol’doinyoLengai. Overnight at the lodge. Rest prior to our trek tonight which will commence just before midnight.

Estimated driving time: 6-8 hrs.
Activities: Game drives

Day 2: Oldoinyo Lengai summit and back to Lake Natron campsite

This day very early in the morning at drive to the base of the Ol’doinyoLengai mountain to start the climb so as  to gain as much height as possible in the cool of the morning reach at the summit during sunrise and spend some time there before coming down to the base of the mountain. From there clients will be transferred by jeep to the camp for shower and rest. Sun hats and a large water in-take are essential. Descend by the same route.  Great care should be taken on the way down: loose volcanic gravel on bare rock makes it perilous going in places. Bringing trekking poles are very helpful. Overnight at Lengai Safari lodge.

Estimated Trekking time: 8-11 hrs.
Activities: Round Trekking

Day 3: Half day tour at Lake Natron/Engaresero Village

Walking Tour around Lake Natron After a delicious breakfast drive to Lake Natron, with your local guide. Lake Natron an alkaline lake that serves as the principal breeding site for three-quarters of the world’s population of Lesser Flamingos. Leave for an on-route visit a Maasai “Boma” village. You will have time to interact with Maasai people and learn their culture and day to day activities. After a tour and activities at Lake Natron we will return to camp for hot lunch and preparation to drive back to Arusha.

Estimated driving time: 6-8 hrs.

Activities: Game drives
Depature back to Arusha Urban



 Contact us directly so that our travel consultants can provide you with the best quote.

Below are our standard price includes and excludes. These may change depending on how you want to customize your tour.

Tour price Includes:

  • Transport to/from Arusha town/Moshi
  • Overnight stays in mountain huts.
  • All Park fees
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters

Tour price excludes:

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Airport transfers
  • Pre/post accommodation
  • Items of personal nature (e.g. cameras, visa, and travel insurance)
  • Tanzania Visa
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)


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