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Amazing location!

Took time off the normal safari routes to visit this location. The volcano is gorgeous and Lake... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2017
First Trek

This was the first mountain I have ever trekked. A bit rough considering I did not prepare for it... read more

Reviewed March 30, 2017
Tom A
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The only volcano in the world to emit "cool" (950 degrees Fahrenheit) fluid lava.
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Arusha, Tanzania
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Reviewed April 26, 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

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Reviewed March 30, 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 March 25, 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 March 19, 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 January 31, 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 January 16, 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 January 12, 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
Reviewed January 1, 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...More

1  Thank GillianKay26
Reviewed December 26, 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...More

2  Thank Nick M
Reviewed November 28, 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...More

1  Thank bellaonline79
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June 4, 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
February 22, 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
August 7, 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