Ol Doinyo Lengai

Ol Doinyo Lengai means in Maasai language “mountain of God”, and it’s the climb that we recommend for a 3 days experience. Start your ascension in the lowlands of Lake Natron, up to the summit of an active volcano, 2.962 meters above the sea level.



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Kilimanjaro National Park




You will be warmly welcomed by one of our guides at your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, from where you will be taken to your accommodation in Arusha.

  • Villa Poa
  • Blue Elephant

Day 1

Lake Natron

Starting at your hotel around 10:00 am, we will drive to Lake Natron, located 70 miles off Arusha in the Rift Valley. This lake alkaline water are inhospitable for most wildlife, but it’s the primary breeding ground for lesser flamingoes in East Africa, so flocks or these birds will be easy for you to spot. Enjoy your day around the lake and rest before your midnight summit attempt.

  • Maasai Giraffe Eco Lodge campsite

Day 2

Ol Doinyo Lengai (2.962 meters, 8 to 10 hours)

Your hike will start right after midnight. The ascent will take from 5 to 7 hours of considerable effort, but after it you will be rewarded with a beautiful sunrise and a 360º view over the Lake Natron and its surroundings. After a descent of 2 or 3 hours, return to your accommodation for resting and relaxing.

  • Maasai Giraffe Eco Lodge campsite

Day 3

Lake Natron

After breakfast a Maasai guide will walk you to the lake southern shores across the mudflats to see the lesser flamingo flocks and enjoy the beautiful lake scenery with the impressive view of Ol Doinyo Lengai on the background. After lunch return to Arusha around 4:00 pm, or early if the situation requires it.

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  • Airport transfer
  • Kilimanjaro National Park transfers
  • Professional mountain guide, cooks and porters
  • Accommodation according to the itinerary
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Mineral water
  • National Parks fees
  • Rescue fees
  • Government taxes


  • Flights
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal equipment: sleeping bags, trekking poles, shoes, clothing (available to rent at extra cost)
  • Tips for guide, cook and porters (highly recommended) *

* The standard tipping policy per group is 20$/day for the guide and 15$/day for the cook and porters

Note that we can adapt every itinerary to perfectly match your needs and requests. We create tailor-made travel experiences designed upon our clients’ preferences so don’t hesitate to contact us for customised quotations. We are here to ensure your comfort, safety and most importantly your happiness!