Ol Doinyo Lengai (Oldoinyo Lengai), "Mountain of God" in the Maasai language, is an active volcano located in the Gregory Rift, south of Lake Natron within the Arusha Region of Tanzania, Africa. Part of the volcanic system of the East African Rift, it uniquely produces natrocarbonatite lava. The 1960 eruption of Ol Doinyo Lengai led to geological investigations that finally confirmed the view that carbonatite rock is derived from magma
2 DAYS 1 NIGHTS ITERNARY
Duration: 2 Days / 1 nights
Location: Mount Oldonyo Lengai, Arusha, Tanzania
Pick up from your hotel at 9.00am drive to Lake Natron, lunch at Kamakia campsite Lake Natron. After lunch proceed to the lake to view the flock of Flamingoes and other species of water birds, lunch at the Lake, then visit the Munge thundering water falls, late evening visit Local people. Dinner and overnight at Kamakia campsite.
Climb Oldoinyo Lengai Maasai Mountain of God
At midnight hours 1.00am drive to the starting point for climbing Oldoinyo Lengai Maasai Mountain of God, 5 hours to the summit, next morning descend down and drive back to the camp for rest, after lunch drive back to Arusha.
Longido is the first Mountain you see as you cross over the Kenyan Border into Tanzania at the Namanga Checkpoint. It is an striking mountain as it rises 4000 ft from the brown scrub covered plain surrounding it. There is a established Cultural Tourism Program that offers guided hikes up to the summit. The mountain is primarily granite. There are large granite boulders all over the mountainside and several granite faces the largest and most striking of which overlooks the highway. The rock quality appears to be overall very solid but very overgrown with lichen on the faces and shrubs and trees in the cracks
4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS ITERNARY
Duration: 1 DAY
Activity: Rock Climbing
Location: Mount Longido, Tanzania
Mount Longido towers above the small town of Longido which the Arusha Namanga highway passes through. It is about 15 km from the Kenyan border at Namanga.
The Usambara Mountains are a mountain range in North-East Tanzania, approximately 70 miles (110 km) long and ranging from 20 to 40 miles (64 km) in width. Mountains in the range rise as high as 8,000 ft (2,440 m). They are part of the Eastern Arc Mountains, which stretch from Kenya through Tanzania, and are one of the world’s Biodiversity hotspots. The range is accessible from the towns of Lushoto in the West, and Amani in the East. The Usambaras are commonly split into two sub-ranges, the West Usambara and the East Usambara. The East Usambara is closer to the coast, receives more rainfall, and is significantly smaller than the West Usambara.
The Usambaras are fairly unique in that, being in East Africa, their unspoiled regions are covered in the tropical forest, which today remains mainly in the West of the continent. The mountain range was formed nearly two billion years ago.
5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS ITERNARY
Duration: 5 Days/4 nights
Location: Mount Usambara, Tanzania
Airport to Lushoto (4hrs drive)
Depart from Airport (Kilimanjaro International Airport or Dar es salaam International Airport) to Lushoto West Usambara.
Lushoto-Magamba forest Malindi village(4-6 hrs walking)
Breakfast followed by walking to the Magamba rainforest, visit an old stanch dug by the German during World War 1, the guide will provide an explanation of German and British Colonial history. Proceed on walking through the rainforest of Magamba via Lukozi village to Malindi village for dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Malindi village-Rangwi village ( 4-6 hrs walking)
Breakfast, then walk along valleys and sloping hillsides of the inner Usambara Mountain passing by the vegetable farms lined with eucalyptus
and banana trees. You will pass thru the villages of Makose and Kagulio, proceed to Rangwi for dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Rangwi-Mtae village (4-5hrs walking)
After breakfast walk to Mtae via Sunga village and thru Shengayu forest, on the way you will see Mamboleo village, these villages are well known for their soil conservation and traditional irrigation project which concentrate on the development of stone and bench terraces to improve farming, thorough explanation by your guide on how the people of Shambaa tribe living in the area do keep their surrounding environment. Dinner and overnight will be spent here.
Mtae-Lushoto to hotel
Wake up at 0600hrs for early morning breakfast, after breakfast check out from Mtae and transfer by Private vehicle to a reserved hotel or you can extend your itinerary.
4WD safari vehicles with open roof and radio calls | Professional driver guides | Water proof sleeping tent | Mattresses | Sleeping bags | Safari chairs | Safari tables | Three meals a day | Cook | Mineral water 1 and half liters per day per person | guides | Entrance fees | Accomodations
Extra refreshments (i.e alcohol)
All items of personal nature.