Ol Doinyo Lengai  MOUNTAIN

Ol Doinyo Lengai MOUNTAIN

The Ngorongoro Crater Highlands comprise of a range of volcano mountains (not all dead) rising steeply on the western side of the Great Rift Valley in the northern part of Tanzania. Majority of the older volcanoes eroded and collapsed to form »the Craters« (more correctly known as calderas), that gave the Highlands its name. At the south of the Crater Highlands lay the oldest volcanoes with summits over 3.100m/ 10.171ft; on the eastern side is the famous the Ngorongoro Crater with one of the biggest calderas in the world measuring amazing 20 km! The highest of the Highlands and Tanzania’s third highest mountain is Mt. Loolmalassin with its 3.648m/ 11.969ft. At the northern part of the Crater Highlands, the more recent volcanoes are situated with the last formed and still active volcano, the magnificent Ol Doinyo Lengai (2.878m/ 9.442ft).

Here is presented the standard Ngorongoro Crater Highlands Trek, which takes you through the heart of the Ngorongoro Crater Highlands; from the eight wonder of the world – the Ngorongoro Crater, through grasslands and forests all the way to the magnificent Lake Natron. Located at the footsteps of ‘the Mountain of God’ (as named by the local Maasai tribe), Ol Doinyo Lengai is one of the world’s rarest, active volcanoes, that also offers a unique climb.

ITINERARY:

  • Early departure from Arusha town towards Ngorongoro Crater (optional descent into the Crater for approx 3-hour game drive) with a picnic lunch, reaching Nainokanoka village in the early afternoon hours, where you set your camp. Before dinner and overnight enjoy a pleasant walk around Olmoti Crater and through the forest all the way up to the top of the Munge waterfalls; Olmoti is a source of the Munge river which through the spectacular Munge waterfalls fills the fresh lake in the Ngorongoro Crater.