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The only volcano in the world to emit "cool" (950 degrees Fahrenheit) fluid lava.
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Engare Sero, Nothern Tanzania, Arusha, Tanzania
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I real enjoyed all this place, i was there in October 2018 with my tourist, i plan to go back to next tours, it is very nice place to visit, i recommend it to anybody.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank africanwildadventure
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

Boy this treck/slight climb is definitely for the determined and you do need to be fit. Three of us started climbing at 12 midnight and were up at the top at 5:30am. Got to see the lava clowing red and huddled together as it started...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 December 2018

Oldonyo Lengai is the active mountain with 2278 meters above the sea level. The trekking of Oldonyo Lengai is always at night due to the fact that during the day is very hot to make it. It takes six hours to get at the top...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Coastal798355
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Completely agree with AB’s review - although our family (2 adults + 16; 15; 11 year olds, all scouts / young leaders and very active) will talk positively of the experience as one of those “once in a lifetime” things we did together. Going up...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Richard C
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

The night climb was harder than we expected. By far the most difficult and dangerous thing we had done. It starts smoothly in sandy ground surrounded by tall grass. As you reach the lower slopes, vegetation becomes scarce to nonexistent and the inclination reaches 30°...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Monica_CSR
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Not a good idea to climb this mountain with children, even if they are teenagers. Parents need all their energy for their own climb. Because it is a steep climb, not a walk like the Kili. Bring a dust mask, because it is extremely dusty,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank A B
Reviewed 27 June 2018

beeadventures & Safari We are large enough to be respected as premier safari company in Tanzania and still small enough to care for each individual customer. Apart from pride in our itineraries, and a commitment to provide our guests with the best experience possible, there...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank beeadventuressafari
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Very unique location. The mountain of God with the pink lake Natron close by, the surroundings look out of this world.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank judineni
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

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. (We do regular sports twice a week to give...More

Date of experience: November 2017
3  Thank PippaAG
Reviewed 17 December 2017

I am scared of heights, so not sure why I had decided to do this with my friends... Beast of a mountain. Very steep and challenging. I personally did not summit, but even from where I managed to get to the views were fantastic!

Date of experience: November 2017
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FranziskaSTI
4 June 2017|
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Response from MrSnyman | Reviewed this property |
Hi Franziska Listening to Judith your question is about if you can see that it is active. When we where up there you can not see Magma (it is black) but you do see gas coming out of the mountain. Apparently the magma is... More
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kauraagam
23 February 2017|
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Response from judineni | Reviewed this property |
Oh, I am sorry, I haven't seen you question until now. I hope my answer is not going to be too late. You don't need a company but it is wise to go with a local guide. People from the Maasai Giraffe Ecolodge, where we stayed... More
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YunyunHK
7 August 2016|
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Response from HamishD663 | Reviewed this property |
Yes one day is enough. It is one of the hardest climbs, but you start at midnight and you summit around 6am. You climb at night because it gets too hot during the day and also because watching the sunrise in the direction of... More
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