ADVENTURE TREKKERS – OL DOINYO LENGAI TREK
4 Days / 3 Nights
Validity: All Year Round
|Accommodation and meals as per Itinerary||Laundry, Personal Items, Travel Insurance|
|Transfers from / to Arusha||Airport Transfers and Pre/Post Trek Accommodation|
|Drinks (selection of bottled water, soda, juice, beer, wine)||Airport transfer (avoid the chaos at the airport): $70|
|All entry and Activities fees and all trekking permits||Accommodation in Arusha: from $100–$200 per|
person, based on your preference in single or double/twin share with breakfast
|Local Guide and activities and Lake Natron|
|Maasai Mountain Guide|
Day 1 : Lake Natron Camp, Lake Natron
Depart Arusha in the morning and embark on a journey to the remote and wild Lake Natron. Situated at the base of Africa’s only active volcano, Oldoinyo Lengai, the local Maasai people reverently call it the “Mountain of God.” The area around Lake Natron offers some of the most rugged yet awe-inspiring scenery in Africa.
Upon arrival at Lake Natron Camp, you’re greeted with a warm welcome, complemented by a cold face towel and a refreshing fruit drink. After a briefing about the camp, meet your private guide to discuss your preferred activities. After checking into your room, unwind in the natural pool with a drink of your choice, soaking in the majestic views. As the day concludes, watch the sun descend behind the Masonic Mountain, sipping on a gin and tonic. Meanwhile, the camp’s chef prepares a delightful 3-course meal for you. The highlight of the activities includes the Lake Natron Camp Natural Pool.
Natron is fed by mineral-rich hot springs and is less than three meters deep. High levels of evaporation leave loads of salt and minerals behind, the volcanic carbonate colours the water a striking red and the temperature can reach up to 50 degrees Celsius. All of which makes it a perfect breeding ground for the endangered Lesser Flamingo; however, it is known as the deadliest lake in the country, the high sodium carbonate level in the water is known to calcify and petrify wildlife who get too close. Visitors can climb the Ol Doinyo L’Engai, an active volcano; explore the surrounding terrain, including rugged mountains, grassy plains, and gorges; and spot a variety of wildlife.