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Ol Doinyo Lengai

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Address: Arusha, Tanzania

The only volcano in the world to emit "cool" (950 degrees...

The only volcano in the world to emit "cool" (950 degrees Fahrenheit) fluid lava.

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First Trek

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... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 from the local Masaai Village, if anyoe is planning to climb this volcano I advise... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 successfully a few days before attempting this climb but we still couldn't do this. The... More 

Thank Jason B
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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. People and staff are very friendly and helpful. They also helped us to arrange good... More 

Thank MrSnyman
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Reviewed 1 February 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 the top. Gaiters,gloves and walking poles (for half the climb and descend) were my saving... More 

1 Thank Dale R
Etterbeek, Belgium
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Reviewed 17 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 like the Maasai Giraffe Ecolodge and safari companies offer tours to climb the Mountain of... More 

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Ioannina, Greece
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Reviewed 13 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 the village.

1 Thank Βασίλης Κ
Jackson, WY
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Hiking Ol Doinyo Lengai is TOTALLY worth it!!! It is an unforgiving hike as it is straight up with no switchbacks or flat spots. The dirt is so fine it is like sand and this absolutely makes this a much harder hike then a comparable hike with the same elevation gain. Think about the difference between walking on a nice... More 

1 Thank GillianKay26
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

I approached this with some trepidation having read the various reviews. Ultimately, I would say it was nothing like as tough physically as I expected, but it was far tougher mentally than I could have predicted. The climb up took us around 4 hours, this was at a very comfortable pace, but as highlighted elsewhere much of it was scrambling... More 

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Reviewed 28 November 2016

Only do this if you are 100% confident about your fitness, strength and stamina. DO NOT attempt it if you are unfit, have bad knees or vertigo. I am in my 30s, very fit and active, and had climbed Kilimanjaro with relative ease just the week before. I thought, if I can do Kili with no trouble, I will have... More 

1 Thank bellaonline79
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

I visit this place with my friend Bilal, This place was nice also i climb mount Oldoinyo lengai. The Oldoinyo lengai its Maasai word which is "Mountain God"

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