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The Oldoinyo Langai year 2004

Crater Highlands and Lengai

Duration: 15 days
Date of travel: 03.02.2004
Participants: 5 - 8
Visa/Vaccination: yes

Lengai Special

Duration: 16 days
Date of travel: 21.06.2004
Participants: 5 - 8
Visa/Vaccination: yes
Tanzania

p Oldoinyo Lengai (2950 m)

It's 100 years ago, when the first report on Lengai was done by the explorer Mr. Jaeger. Some big explosive eruptions accoured during this 100 years and today it looks like, that the next "big one" want wait for long. Before this next destroying eruption, we like to take the chance for 2 special trips on Lengai. Also the VHDL project on Lengai should make progress soon enought.

Other volcanoes of the Tanzanian Rift Valley and the national parks (Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro and Arusha) will offer a great vaority of animal life and astounded nature. A fine lodge and the hotel Impala will give you a comfortable start and end of this excursions.

Demands: Lengai is a tought and steep climp, while the trekking and hiking only needs a good physical condition.
Included on our tour:
Transport of the group in 4xwhell jeeps; porters; cooks; a tent for 2 persons each; overnight in the lodge and in the hotel in Arusha; full board; drinks only limited; insurance to quit the tour in case of health problems; entrance fees; tips
The travel comfort is very basic at the volcano and camps, because we are out in the nature. At the hotel and lodge the comfort is quite high.
Hornito T58 inside a small caldera Strombolian eruption at T56B T56B with little red glow over the hornito

The excursion "Lengai Special" from 21.06.-06.07.2004 (Code: TANS204)!


Travelprogram day by day and (service included on the tour)

day 1: Flight to Nairobi and overnight at a hotel in Nairobi.


day 2: Transfer from Nairobi to Arusha (Tansania), overnight at the hotel Impala.
(Breakfast; transfer with a shuttle from Nairobi to Arusha; koffee and snacks; dinner and overnight at hotel Impala)


day 3: Arusha to Lake Natron and camp.
(Breakfast; transport in 4x4 jeeps, driver and two cooks until the end of our excursion; camp; cold lunch and dinner at the camp; Tee, Kaffee and drinkingwater will be provided; entrance to the Nationalpark)


day 4: Drive to the foot of Oldoinyo Lengai and hike up from 1100 meters altitude to the summit (2800 m) in 6-8 hours.
(all food, entrance and transport; Masaii with their donkeys for the transport of equippment, food and your luggage; one porter for your luggage for the hike(*))


day 5: Full day Lengai.
(all food and entrance)


day 6: Full day Lengai.
(all food and entrance)


day 7: Full day Lengai.
(all food and entrance)


day 8: Full day Lengai.
(all food and entrance)


day 9: Full day Lengai.
(all food and entrance)


day 10: Hike down to the camp at Lake Natron.
(all food, entrance, accomodation and transport; one porter for your luggage for the hike(*))


day 11: Safari to Lake Manyara nationalpark, gamedrive and camp at Mto Wa Mbu.
(all food, entrance, accomodation and transport)


day 12: We drive back to Arusha (Rivertrees Lodge).
(all food, entrance, accomodation at Rivertrees, tips and transport)


day 13: Safari at Arusha Nationalpark and overnight at Miriakamba hut at 2000 m.
(all food, entrance, accomodation at Miriakamba hut, ranger, fees and transport)


day 14: Trekking at the ashcone of Mt. Meru and drive to Arusha.
(all food, entrance, accomodation at hotel Impala and transport)


day 15: Bus-Shuttle to Nairobi and transfer to the airport.
(Breakfast; snack; transfer from Arusha to the airport of Nairobi)


The price
per participant will be about 3000,-US$ (2.450,-Euro) based on a group of 5-8 participants.
For single accomondation additional 200,-US$. You can also take part only of the Lengai climb.



Note:
Drinking water, coffee and tea is always included. (X) standard double room or single doublerooms depending on your boodking. If accommedation in one particular hotel is not availiable, equal accomplishment will be given. Further more we keep the opportunity to change the program if necessary.
Not included services: Journey (flights) to Arusha (Tanzania) and back; payments for the visa; departure- and airport-tax; your personal shopping and expenditures; edditional porter at the volcanoes(*)if you need more than one porter for your personal belongings


The excursion "Crater Highlands and Lengai" from 03.02.-17.02.2004 (Code: TANS104)!

Travelprogram day by day and (service included on the tour)

day 1: Flight to Nairobi and overnight at hotel Boulevard.
(Service: Transfer from the airport to the hotel; dinner; overnight at hotel Boulevard)


day 2: Transfer from Nairobi to Arusha (Tansania), overnight at the lodge Rivertrees.
(Breakfast; transfer with a shuttle from Nairobi to Arusha; koffee and snacks; dinner and overnight at Rivertrees lodge)


day 3: Safari at Lake Manyara nationalpark and camp at Mto Wa Mbu.
(Breakfast; transport in 4x4 jeeps, driver and two cooks until the end of our excursion; camp at Mto Wa Mbu; cold lunch and dinner at the camp; Tee, Kaffee and drinkingwater will be provided; entrance to Manyara Nationalpark)


day 4: Gamedrive at Ngorongorokrater and camp near Olmoti volcano.
(all food, entrance, accomodation and transport; Masaii with their donkeys for the transport of equippment, food and your luggage)


day 5: Trekking at Embakai.
(all food, entrance, accomodation and transport; Masaii with their donkeys for the transport of equippment, food and your luggage)


day 6: Embakai towards Karimassi.
(all food, entrance, accomodation and transport; Masaii with their donkeys for the transport of equippment, food and your luggage)


day 7: Trekking at Karimassi.
(all food, entrance, accomodation and transport; Masaii with their donkeys for the transport of equippment, food and your luggage)


day 8: Hike from Karimasi to the foot of Oldoinyo Lengai and hike up from 1100 meters altitude to the summit (2800 m) in 6-8 hours.
(all food, entrance and transport; Masaii with their donkeys for the transport of equippment, food and your luggage; one porter for your luggage for the hike(*))


day 9: Full day Lengai.
(all food and entrance)


day 10: Full day Lengai.
(all food and entrance)


day 11: Full day Lengai.
((all food and entrance)


day 12: Hike down to the camp at Lake Natron.
(all food, entrance, accomodation and transport; one porter for your luggage for the hike(*))


day 13: Gamedrive at Lake Natron and transfer to Arusha (Rivertrees Lodge).
(all food, entrance, accomodation at Rivertrees, tips and transport)


day 14: Safari at Arusha Nationalpark and overnight at Hotel Impala, Arusha.
(all food, entrance, accomodation at hotel Impala and transport)


day 15: Bus-Shuttle to Nairobi and transfer to the airport.
(Breakfast; snack; transfer from Arusha to the airport of Nairobi)


The price
per participant will be 2900,-US$ based on a group of 5-8 participants.
For single accomondation additional 270,-US$. You can also take part only of the Lengai climb.


At this place we like to reference to a special webside by Fred Belton about the "Lengai year 2004" with all projects and results. Fred and Chris from VEI will meet at Lengai on this trip in June 2004 (Lengai Special) to conference about the current activity and news.



The US-guide Fred Belton also offers tours to Lengai about ones a year. We can absolutely recommend to join the experienced guide Fred on Lengai.

More details about Tanzania and the volcanoes (a link to Fred) are found on this page.


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