Mount Oldoinyo Lengai

3 Days Mount Oldoinyo Lengai Climbing


Duration : 3 Days

Pickup/ Drop Off : Kilimanjaro Airport

Destination : Oldonyo Lengai

Activity : Trekking



Arusha Coffee Lodge

Arusha Coffee Lodge, located on Dodoma Road in Arusha, Tanzania, offers a unique blend of luxury and nature. Set on a working coffee plantation, the lodge provides guests with an immersive experience in the coffee-making process. The chalet-style accommodations, surrounded by lush coffee bushes, create a tranquil and picturesque retreat.

Arrival in Arusha

Upon your arrival in Arusha, Tanzania, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with Asili Explorer Guide. This initial meeting involves a comprehensive pre-climb briefing, during which details about the climb, safety protocols, and other essential information will be discussed. Following the briefing, you can take some time to rest and make any final preparations for the adventure ahead.

Day 1: Departure from Arusha to Mount Oldoinyo Lengai Base Camp

The adventure begins with an early morning departure from Arusha. The journey takes you through picturesque landscapes as you make your way to the base camp of Mount Oldoinyo Lengai, situated near Lake Natron. The drive offers glimpses of Tanzania’s diverse scenery, providing a taste of the natural beauty that lies ahead. Upon reaching the base camp, take some time to settle in, meet your guide, and acquaint yourself with the surroundings. This day is crucial for acclimatization, ensuring your body is prepared for the ascent.

Day 2: Summit Attempt and Sunrise Views

In the early hours of the morning, typically around midnight, the ascent to the summit commences. Climbing Oldoinyo Lengai during the night allows for a mesmerizing sunrise experience from the top. The climb poses its own set of challenges, navigating through loose volcanic ash under the guidance of experienced local guides. As dawn approaches, reach the summit and witness the spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. The active volcano adds a unique element to this climb, making the experience all the more memorable. After taking in the sights and capturing the moment, descend back to the base camp.

Day 3: Return Journey to Arusha

With the summit conquered, it’s time to embark on the journey back to Arusha. Take advantage of any available time to explore nearby attractions, such as the striking Lake Natron. The return journey allows for reflection on the accomplishment of scaling Mount Oldoinyo Lengai and the diverse ecosystems encountered along the way. Arriving in Arusha in the evening, you conclude this short but intense adventure, carrying with you the memories of an active volcano conquered and the stunning landscapes of Tanzania.

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