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Mount Ol Doinyo Lengai in Tanzania is known as the “Mountain of God” in the Maasai language. It is an active volcano located in the Gregory Rift south of Lake Natron within the Arush Region of Tanzania. Ol Doinyo Lengai is one of the interesting places to visit in Tanzania known among the geologists for its natro-carbonatite lave, it is the only known active volcano in the world erupting this kind of lava. While it is noted to be thinner and more fluid than the fiery red lava rich in silicate minerals Ol Doinyo Lengai’s lava is distinguished by its colour which is black. This unusual black colour results from its composition and the comparably low temperature at which it erupts. Ol Doinyo Lengai Mountain in Tanzania is great for documentary, scenery as well as geological studies. You will have a chance to visit the Maasai and why they have strong beliefs in the mountain.
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How to get to Ol Doinyo Lengai
By road: Ol Doinyo Lengai is accessible from Moshi or Arusha. You will need to drive to Ngaresero village (Lake Natron) from where you will get to Ol Doinyo Lengai. This is about 8 hours driving.
Where to stay during a visit on Mount Ol Doinyo Lengai in Tanzania
Lodge options to stay in during a visit on Mount Ol Doinyo Lengai in Tanzania range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Lodges options to stay at during the visit at Ol Doinyo Lengai include Lake Natron Tented Camp, Maasai Giraffes Eco Lodge, Lake Naron Camp and Ngorongoro Wild Camp among others. Contact us here for booking and reservation details
What is the best time to visit Mount Ol Doinyo Lengai in Tanzania?
Visiting Mount Ol Doinyo Lengai in Tanzania is done throughout the year and the best time is during the months of December to February and then June to October which is relatively drier than March to May and November.
Tanzania Visa and work permit Advice
You will need to purchase the tourist visa. Many tourists prefer obtaining their visas before they come to Tanzania but visas can be obtained easily upon arrival at any entry point in Tanzania upon paying USD100.00 for Tourist Visa you will be able to get it immediately. Proof of yellow fever vaccination and a COVID-19 free certificate may be asked if arriving from affected countries. Visa, work permit and other entry and exit conditions such as customs and quarantine regulations can change regularly. We advise you contact your local Tanzanian embassy or here for the latest travel information to Tanzania.
Tanzania Vehicle Hire Services
Eco Adventure Safaris will help you organize transport in Tanzania depending on interest, budget and the nature of roads in such selected locations to see in the park. We recommend Customized 4×4 Land Cruisers which costs from USD200-250 per vehicle per day with Driver/Fixer or 4×4 Safari Vans from USD200 per Van per day with driver. For us to estimate how much it will cost in terms of fuel, we will need to look at your schedule to establish mileage and distance to be travelled.
Why book with Eco Adventure Safaris your Safari Trip to visit Mount Ol Doinyo Lengai in Tanzania
Eco Adventure Safaris is experienced in organizing amazing safari experiences to Tanzania. We are also highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor. We combine Tanzania safaris with eco-friendly and unforgettable high-end adventure and wildlife safaris that help preserve biodiversity, conserve wildlife and uplift local communities, these include gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, Big 5 safaris and game viewing, Mountain Hiking, Boat cruises excursions and Cultural encounters to give you a memorable and best African Safari experience including popular and great African safari destinations Kenya, Botswana and Namibia. Feel free to contact us about visiting Mount Ol Doinyo Lengai in Tanzania.