Tanzania’s Sacred Volcano

Mount Oldonyo Lengai-

Mount Oldonyo Lengai Expedition: Journey to the Sacred Mountain

Nestled in the heart of the Great Rift Valley, Mount Oldonyo Lengai stands as a sentinel of Tanzania’s rich cultural and geological heritage. Known as the “Mountain of God” by the Maasai people, this active volcano holds a special place in the country’s history and mythology.

Discover the Majesty of Mount Oldonyo Lengai:

Mount Oldonyo Lengai is more than just a geological marvel; it is a sacred site revered by the Maasai community for generations. According to Maasai beliefs, it is the dwelling place of the gods and the birthplace of humanity. Its rugged slopes and barren landscapes have witnessed countless rituals and ceremonies, echoing with the chants of ancient prayers.

Experience the Thrill of Adventure:

For adventurers and nature enthusiasts, Mount Oldonyo Lengai offers a unique opportunity to explore its otherworldly terrain. The ascent to the summit is a challenging yet rewarding journey, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape and the vast expanse of the Rift Valley below.

Itinerary -

  • Depart from Arusha in the morning and drive to the base of Mount Oldonyo Lengai.
  • Arrive at the base camp in the afternoon and settle into your tents.
  • Enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by our camp chef and relax under the starry African sky.
  • Wake up before dawn and begin the ascent to the summit of Mount Oldonyo Lengai.
  • Trek through rugged terrain and volcanic ash, guided by our experienced mountain guides.
  • Reach the summit in time to witness the breathtaking sunrise over the Rift Valley.
  • Descend back to the base camp and enjoy a well-deserved rest and hearty meal.
  • After breakfast, bid farewell to Mount Oldonyo Lengai and begin the journey back to Arusha.
  • Arrive in Arusha in the afternoon, where our expedition concludes.

Other Routes -

Umbwe Route -

For the adventurous at heart, the Umbwe Route offers a steep and challenging climb to the summit.

Rongai Route -

Escape the crowds and enjoy a peaceful trek on the Rongai Route.

Mt Oldonyo Lengai

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