Ol Doinyo Lengai means “Mountain of God” in the Maasai language.
Where is Ol Doinyo Lengai?
How high is Ol Doinyo Lengai?
What’s the climb like?
Why do we climb at night?
It's generally too hot to climb Ol Doinyo Lengai during the day.
How long is the climb?
The whole climb takes around 8 to 12 hours depending on your fitness and pace.
How hard is it?
You need to be a strong, seasoned hiker with steely nerves to be comfortable doing this hike.
Is it worth it?
Ol Doinyo Lengai is actually the only active carbonatite volcano on Earth!
Can I do the hike on my own?
Is it safe to climb an active volcano?
How much does it cost?
What hiking gear do I need?
Worn-in hiking boots A warm windbreaker, gloves and a beanie as it can get cold and windy at night A backpack for carrying your food and water A headlamp for navigating your way in the dark A sunhat, sunglasses and sunscreen for when the sun comes up in the morning
Which is the best season to climb?
June to August are the coolest and driest months, and so are popular months for climbing Ol Doinyo Lengai.