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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!
We didn't climb the Ol Doinyo Lengai crater. Only flew around it with our small aircraft on our route from Arusha to Katavi.
What an impressive view and most beautiful Vulcano. Fascinating to be able to see down into the active crater with its latest...More
I climbed this amazing volcano with two others in August 2017. We stayed in the Maasai Giraffe Ecolodge, started climbing around 1am (a little later than it should have been) and were just up for sunrise. It is a very tough climb, with a very...More
Took time off the normal safari routes to visit this location. The volcano is gorgeous and Lake Natron is breathtaking. The drive to get to Ol Doinyo Lengai is a bit bumpy and took around 4 hours, however, we definitely felt that the trip was...More
This was the first mountain I have ever trekked. A bit rough considering I did not prepare for it and I have not been doing much exercise for a while.
Left to climb at midnight, and got back around 11 am. Climbed with Linga Kerey...More
We(My girlfriend and I) attempted the climb in February 2017 but unfortunately we couldn't reach the summit and after a grueling 4 hour walk, we had to return back.
Apparently its harder to climb this than to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro itself. We did climb Mt.Kilimanjaro...More
What a experience! This is something I can recommend to anyone that loves to travel/hiking and the outdoors. Don't underestimate this little hill. All the reviews are spot on. Take their advice!
We stayed at the Masai giraffe eco Lodge and had a good time....More
We climbed Lengai in December and had a good experience. Only down side were our guides. You have to use guides arranged by the village elders and like ours didn't really want to climb. I would recommend warm clothes especially for the rest stop near...More
About 4 and a half hours from Arusha by local bus. Be prepared to pay different gate fees. I had to pay 20.000 TSH twice at different gates on the way and another 35 dollar gate fee at the gate of lake Natron. Different lodges...More
Oldonio mountain is an active volcano since it was erupted some years ago. So, the lava is obvious on the northern and western slopes. The view is fantastic from Engeresero. If someone wants to climb the mountain must pay 100 usd to the office at...More
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
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 black of color and some of the coldest magma in the world. When it is pitch black you can see the glowing (apparently). I also made use of Masaai Giraffe Ecolodge and had a good experience. (recommended). Please do the mountain it is 100% worth it just make sure you are fit enough and mentally prepared. The views you get going up and down is one of a kind. Enjoy!
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
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, went with local Maasai working at the lodge
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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
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 Kilimanjaro is incredible.
I recommend you stay and climb with Engarosero Lake Natron camp. They are the best camp in the area, with a natural spring flowing through it helping you recover from the hikes in the area. They also make sure that you climb with a good guide rather than just taking a lucky dip