Departing from your hotel Moshi or Arusha in the morning we drive to Mtu wa Mbu (Lake Manyara) for lunch. After lunch you drive north along the bottom of the Great Rift Valley wall to Lake Natron and the village of Ngare Sero at the base of Ol Doinyo Lengai. You spend the night at a campsite by the lake.
Day 2: Lake Natron – Ngare Sero to Ol Doinyo Lengai
From Lake Natron to Ngare Sero is a 3-hour walk. Lengai is best approached from the west. Between Ngare Sero and Lengai’s lower slopes is another 3 hours walk. The vehicle will go on ahead here so that it is there to take you up this large gully; saving you at least 6 hours of additional walking. You spend the night at camp in the gully.
Day 3: Ol Doinyo Lengai Summit & Back to Lake Natron Campsite
You will have a very early start in order to gain as much height as possible in the cool of the morning. Sun hats and a large water in-take are essential. Descend by the same route.
Great care should be taken on the way down: loose volcanic gravel on bare rock makes it perilous going in places. Bringing trekking poles are very helpful. You will spend the night at the Lake Natron camp site.
Day 4: Lake Natron – Moshi or Arusha Town
Departing after breakfast we return back to Moshi or Arusha town where you will be taken back to your hotel.