Trekking Mount Oldoinyo Lengai - 5 Days / 4 Nights

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Drive to Mto Wa Mto and enter the Great Rift Valley, passing via Engaruka basin and into a semi-desert area that is hot, wild and dusty with the extinct volcanoes of Kitumbene and Gelai off to the right and the Mountain of God "Oldoinyo Lengai" ahead. Around midday we arrive at Falls Camp on the banks of the Engaresero river, a welcome place to shower or bath in the river, or take a trek to the waterfalls hidden in the Western wall of the rift valley.

You will have a short rest at Kamakia camp while waiting for your dinner. Thereafter you will have a nap before being transferred at mid-night by your driver guide to start the climb of Oldoinyo Lengai (approximately 4 hours climb). Once at the summit you should be able to see lava glowing in the cracks in the earth.

Meal(s) : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Enjoy the sunrise and the views up the Rift Valley as far as Kenya. Descending around noon we drive to the camp for shower, hot lunch and a complete rest. You may opt to do a small evening walk and thereafter retire to Kamakia campsite for dinner and overnight.

Meal(s) : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: In the morning after breakfast you will have a walking safari around Lake Natron with your local guide. Lake Natron is one of the major flamingo breeding grounds in East Africa - en-route visit a Maasai "Boma" village. You will have time to meet Maasai people and learn their culture and day to day activities.

After visiting the Maasai village you will return to the campsite for a hot lunch and be driven back to your hotel for dinner or transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home.

Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch

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