8 Days Climbing Oldoinyo Lengai, Lake Natron and Manyara Safari

Northern Circuit

8 Days / 7 Nights
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Day 1: Transfer to Lake Natron & climbing Ol Doinyo Lengai at night

Transfer to base camp in the early morning. It takes about 6 hours to get there. After an afternoon and evening of relaxation and preparation it's time to start climbing Ol Doinyo Lengai at midnight. While porters carry the luggage, the equipment and our water we silently ascend under a starry night. At sunrise the view from the mountain is breathtaking. The “living summit” will probably catch your attention right away, not to let it loose for the next three days.

Day 2-4: 3 full days to enjoy the activity at very close range

3 full days to explore the summit region of this volcano. There is a good chance we see and hear volcanic activity.

Note: Since its eruptions in 2007-2008, the previous configuration of the active north crater with the natrocarbonatite-spitting hornitos does no longer exist and has been replaced by an impressive cone that has produced violent and spectacular eruptions. If activity is not too intense, observing this new crater would be a rewarding experience, but entering the north crater itself or climbing the cone is high risk due to the danger of the (expected) collapse of the north crater - even at times when its activity itself is low.

Day 5-6: Comfortable break (2 nights) near Lake Natron

After a 2 to 4 hours descent our cars pick us up at the base. From then on we have a relaxed and comfortable one and a half day near fascinating Lake Natron. We can hike or drive to the Lake Natron with its thousands of flamingos, stroll around in a local Maassai village, watch birds and other animals, or take an intersting hike into a nearby dramatic gorge with spectacular rock formations. This should not be missed, as we find a paradisiacal waterfall there, where we can have a wonderfully refreshing bath and swim.

Day 7: Lake Manyara game drive

In the morning, we drive back through the Rift Valley to Lake Manyara National Park, where we will go on an exciting game drive in the afternoon.

Day 8: Return to Arusha - night in Arusha - end of service

Transfer to Arusha (almost 2 hrs), end of service

Safari Overview


  • All accommodations as per itinerary
  • Pickup from airport or hotel in Arusha
  • Professional Mountain guide
  • Professional Cook
  • Ground transfers and fees
  • Park entrance fees
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • 1.5 liter Drinking mineral water per person per day
  • Government Taxes


  • Tip for the guide
  • Flights costs/fares
  • Travel insurance
  • Accommodation & meals after and before the Climbing the Mountain
  • Extra Personal items
  • Soda and Alcoholic beverages
  • Extra activities
  • Personal expenses (drinks, Internet, visa, etc.)


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Parks Visiting

Mount Ol’doinyo Lengai

Northern Circuit

Lake Natron

Northern Circuit

Lake Manyara National Park

Northern Circuit


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