We include: camping in spacious tents (dining tent, table, chairs, wash basins for every tent, soap, warm water, towel & face cloth).
All local transport in private 4x4 safari vehicles with roof hatches out and back to Arusha (max 2 clients per seat row)
Supply vehicle from 3+ participants
All accommodation as described (camping / guesthouse / lodge)
All staff (guides, cooks, porters, drivers, etc)
Full board (breakfast, lunch & diner) according to the day-by-day Itinerary (see the B, L and D)
One bottle of mineral water per person per day on safari, tea & coffee
All transit, park, conservation and other government fees
HF radio and GSM contact with the base in Arusha
Full camping equipment: spacious dome tents with frame beds, mattresses, showers, table, chairs, washing basin, pillows
(if camp on top of Lengai is included):
Fly camp on Lengai (i.e. no tables, beds, chairs)
Experienced Maassai guide with VHF radio contact to base
Porters for water, food, equipment
1 porter for up to 15 kg of personal gear up and down Lengai (extra porters on request)
Flight/ticket (+attached costs) to/from tour destination. On request, we can book a flight for you as well and include this into your package.
Pocket money (souvenirs etc)
Tips for local staff
Single tent/room supplement
Insurances, visa & vaccinations
Additional nights in Arusha (e.g. l'Oasis Lodge or equivalent)
ca. 40 EUR (BB) / 60 EUR (HB) p.p.
Day-trip from Arusha (e.g. hiking safari in Arusha Natl. Park)
165 EUR per group + 35 EUR per person
Upgrade to lodge at Lake Manyara & at Ngorongoro crater
highly variable, ranging from 50-500 EUR per person per day
Upgrade to Tented Lodge accommodation at Lake Natron campsite
70 EUR p.p.
The ascent of Ol Doinyo Lengai is strenuous: 4 to 7 hours straight up a steep slope. Although porters carry a lot of our luggage these still are the toughest hours of the whole tour: the trail is narrow, steep and dusty (therefore a bit slippery as well), but never dangerous.
The 2-4 hours descend along the same trail is equally strenous; caution is necessary especially on steepest part - people with problems with their knees should NOT undertake it! Walking sticks are recommended. By the time you get down, it will be hot, you will be covered with dust and probably be exhausted... but a refreshing shower is already waiting for you!
The days on the summit itself are very easy in terms of walking around, but it can be dusty, cold and wet.
The two transfer days can be bumpy, dusty and hot, but are not strenuous.
The tour starts and ends in Arusha, a friendly, mid-sized town that is the main starting point for excursions in the area. You can easily combine the trek to Lengai with other activities (ask us about other safaris).
Accommodation is based on double room or tent occupancy.
- Camping at Lake Natron & Lake Manyara: a comfortable well-equipped camping site with fresh running water, a bar, (basic) toilet facilities but superbly located and well managed.
- Camping on Lengai volcano: no toilet tent, no dining tent. Normally, we bring only small chairs & sleeping tents + small mattresses. 1 personal porter per person, and porters to carry tents, food, gas cooker and pot for boiling water, and water. 1 guide for 1-5 pax, 2 guides for 6-10 pax.
Additional porters can, of course, be arranged on location (ca. 60 USD per porter one way).
- Accommodation in Arusha: your choice, but we recommend l'Oasis Lodge, a comfortable small hotel with clean, spacious rooms, a swimming pool, an excellent restaurant and modern facilities near the city center.
If you need more information about this trip, please contact us.
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