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Difficult climb but stunning views

I am scared of heights, so not sure why I had decided to do this with my friends... Beast of a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Petra2017I
Amazing sight from the aircraft.

We didn't climb the Ol Doinyo Lengai crater. Only flew around it with our small aircraft on our... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Olle O
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Stockholm, Sweden
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The only volcano in the world to emit "cool" (950 degrees Fahrenheit) fluid lava.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“active volcano” (15 reviews)
“lake natron” (23 reviews)
“tough climb” (4 reviews)
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Arusha, Tanzania
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Reviewed yesterday

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!

Thank Petra2017I
Reviewed 2 October 2017

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

Thank Olle O
Reviewed 13 September 2017

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

Thank Tim W
Reviewed 26 April 2017

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

Thank Ginny2128
Reviewed 30 March 2017

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

Thank Tom A
Reviewed 25 March 2017

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

1  Thank Jason B
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank MrSnyman
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Dale R
Reviewed 16 January 2017

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

Thank judineni
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Βασίλης Κ
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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
22 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 Hamish D | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for such a late answer. You start climbing at midnight and you summit at 6am, for sunrise. You will then be down for lunch. Worth staying in Lake Natron a few days though as there are some great hikes around there
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