The active volcano offers a dramatic picturesque backdrop. Ol Doinyo Lengai is unique in the world. From a distance, the summit looks as if covered with snow. But the impression is deceptive. Instead, it is the only volcano that spits white lava during an eruption. The whitish colour is caused by lava consisting of sodium carbonate, which also gave the soda lake its name. Ol Doinyo Lengai means “mountain of God”. The Maasai believe that the holy volcano is the residence of their god. The volcano can be climbed with a tour guide and offers an adventurous journey, far away from any tourism. The ascent to the volcano, with its steep rough rock ramp, is quite challenging. The hike can be an exciting and unique trekking experience for every enthusiastic and well-equipped mountaineer. Around midnight your driver will take you to the base of the Ol Doinyo Lengai mountain to start the climb. You will be guided by a Maasai from the local cultural centre. Before you embark on this trek you must understand that it is a very tough climb, you will spend around 6 hours before you reach the summit. Spend some time at the summit before coming down to the base of the mountain. Once you reach the base of the mountain it will be close to 8.00 am, depending on the descent. If you don’t have a vehicle, book also Transport P&W vehicle – vehicle – Lengai.
Transport P&W vehicle – vehicle – Lengai:
If you don’t have your own vehicle, you can book one of our vehicles to do the excursion. The vehicle will come with a driver.