“We have almost same mountain like this back in Swiss but this one is very steep and challenging too especially due to its night trekk” (Ueli & Nadja,Swiss climbers Sept2015)

OldoinyoLengai, a symmetrical, steep classical stratovolcano rises majestically about 2000m from the East Africal Rift Valley depression to a summit elevation of 2890 m. To the Maassai people, it is home of God, which is also the meaning of the name. OlDoinyoLengai is the only active volcano that erupts natrocarbonatite lava.

This acitve volcano is a holy spot for the Maasai. In fact its name literally means ‘Mountain of god’ in the Maasai language. Maasai from both Tanzania and Kenya who practice their traditional religion come here to offer sacrifice to the god. The climb is void of shade and vegetation, making it a hot and dusty trek. The climbs start in the very early hours to avoid the scorching sun. The climb itself can be done in half a day, but it is most often combined with a longer trek. The two most popular itinerary options are outlined below but of course we can make alterations to fit your desires

“We have almost same mountain like this back in Swiss but this one is very steep and challenging too especially due to its night trekk” (Ueli & Nadja,Swiss climbers Sept2015)

OldoinyoLengai, a symmetrical, steep classical stratovolcano rises majestically about 2000m from the East Africal Rift Valley depression to a summit elevation of 2890 m. To the Maassai people, it is home of God, which is also the meaning of the name. OlDoinyoLengai is the only active volcano that erupts natrocarbonatite lava.

This acitve volcano is a holy spot for the Maasai. In fact its name literally means ‘Mountain of god’ in the Maasai language. Maasai from both Tanzania and Kenya who practice their traditional religion come here to offer sacrifice to the god. The climb is void of shade and vegetation, making it a hot and dusty trek. The climbs start in the very early hours to avoid the scorching sun. The climb itself can be done in half a day, but it is most often combined with a longer trek. The two most popular itinerary options are outlined below but of course we can make alterations to fit your desires

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5.00 based on 1 review
January 8, 2016

Really great adventure. You’re going to climb this mountain during the night (starting time is around 11:30p.m) and then you reach the top for sunrise. Take good shoes, a head-torch, warm clothes and some experience in walking in a steep and rocky area with you. If you have the chance to do this hike on a full moon night then even better 🙂
The views on the top are amazing (don’t forget your camera). You’ll never forget this hike!

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