Oldonyo lengai. The word “Oldonyo Lengai” means mountain of God in Maasai language. The mountain has a cosmological significance as a HOLLY MOUNTAIN for worship the name given by the indigenous people living near by it. It is located in the southern side of lake Natron ,Oldonyo lengai mountain stands in the world as only an active volcanic mountain that produce CARBONITITE lava .which is the coolest lava in the world its temperature range from 5100C to 6000C that’s appears black during the day time and orange at night ,compared to basaltic lavas that their temperature range from 10000C that always appear red. The height of this mountain is 2879 Meters above the sea level ,the eruption activity were recorded dated from 1880 to 1915 it was the first and major eruption to be recorded, the last eruption were recorded late of 2006 to early of 2008, although there were continuation of eruption to 2013 but were very minor eruptions to be recorded. The climbing usually starts around mid night due to its nature of the place that sound not comfortable at day time because it is very hot to hike at a day and the climbing takes about 10 to 12 hours up and down, although you can do it in fewer hours but depend with hiking experience of a person and speed

The Following Equipment’s Recommended For Safer Climbing:

  • Head lamp
  • Hiking boots
  • Warm jacket and sweater
  • Two walking poles
  • Gloves
  • Long sleeve or Trouser
  • 3 Littre of water per person
  • Breakfast box or snacks
  • Camera for good photos
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun cream

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