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Ol Doinyo Lengai

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Address: Arusha, Tanzania
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The only volcano in the world to emit "cool" (950 degrees...

The only volcano in the world to emit "cool" (950 degrees Fahrenheit) fluid lava.

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A challenge Mountain

I visit this place with my friend Bilal, This place was nice also i climb mount Oldoinyo lengai. The Oldoinyo lengai its Maasai word which is "Mountain God"

Reviewed 1 November 2016
Harrison M
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

I visit this place with my friend Bilal, This place was nice also i climb mount Oldoinyo lengai. The Oldoinyo lengai its Maasai word which is "Mountain God"

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Thank Harrison M
Moshi, Tanzania
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The Oldoinyo lengai its Maasai word,which is Mountain God,they believe that,its the best place to visit and hiking

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Thank Moses K
Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This is an often over looked attraction, it is within close distance to Lake Natron, where the pink flamingos gather. Although not the tallest of volcanoes it stands proud adjacent to an area of the Great Rift valley. I intend to go back and climb which I have been told takes around 6 hours, this is Tanzania only currently active... More 

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Thank geover47153
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

I always recommend this Mountain to anyone who want to Climb a Mountain with no doubt about Altitude sickness! just a physical challenge on Descending but it Worth a try.. i did it 5 times already and will do it again and again..

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1 Thank Justaz M
London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Ol Doinyo Lengai is a serious mountain and you should not underestimate the challenge of climbing it. It is not technically difficult but the majority of the climb is a scramble up a very steep (60 degree) slope consisting of loose volcanic rock and fine ash. It is also incredibly exposed, which can be mentally challenging, and you will likely... More 

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4 Thank James P
Australia
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89 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Most visitors climb this volcano are enjoy a mix of experiences - read the other reviews. For many, climbing is out of the question. There is an alternate - take a helicopter flight from nearby Arusha airport. If you are a keen photographer you will be rewarded with memorable photos. Whilst in the air you can request the pilot to... More 

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1 Thank iconicdestinations
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

You start climbing at midnight because you need the coolness of the night to tackle such a steep slope. By the time you get to the top you are taking 2 steps up and 1 step back because it is loose ground. That last stretch is mentally challenging as you get a view down 2 1/2km if what looks almost... More 

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1 Thank Hamish D
Arusha, Tanzania
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3 reviews
Reviewed 24 April 2016

I climbed Lengai with my 15yr old daughter in April, 2016. It was the experience of a lifetime, and gave us a memory for always. Having done it, I am glad and will not do it again. The mountain is awesome, raw, untamed. It is super steep. If you are remotely afraid of heights, stay away. If you have vertigo,... More 

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Thank Nate H
Renkum, the Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

This "Mountain of God" for the Maasai is a beautiful, almost 3000 m high mountain with an almost perfect conical form. It has been active recently and lies in an area with lots of other slepping craters. It can be climbed from Engaresero in a day.

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Thank Klaas S
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45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Very difficult hike. Worth the adventure. Head lamps, duct taped pants to boots (or tight gaiters), food & tons of water, walking sticks, and hats are a MUST. Absolutely make sure that the guide goes at the pace you feel comfortable with. Stay at Michael Mantheakis Safari Tented Lodge for the best views of the volcano, the best service, the... More 

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