Oldoinyo Lengai, Your Tanzania Destination.
Oldoinyo Lengai is an active mountain located in northern Tanzania and is part of the volcanic system of the Great Rift Valley in Eastern Africa. A destination in Tanzania that should be in any tourist’s mind. It is situated at the southern end of Lake Natron and rises to an elevation of 9,442 feet.
Unlike other volcanoes, which spew silica-rich basalts, Oldoinyo Lengai is the only active volcano on Earth that erupts with a carbonatites that are instructed into other formation and rarely reach Earth’s surface as eruptions. It is one of the exciting Tanzania destinations that you wouldn’t want to miss.
The record of eruptions on the mountain dates to 1883, and flows were also recorded between 1904 and 1910 and again between 1913 and 1915. A major eruption took place in June 1917, which resulted in volcanic ash being deposited about 48 km away. Its most recent eruption was in 2007 and 2008 creating a magnificent coat to the mountain making it an amazing destination to reach during your safari in Tanzania.
“Oldoinyo Lengai”means The Mountain of God” in the Maasai language of the native people. The great culture of the maasai people will excite you therefore making this destination a wonderful location to be in Tanzania.
Other famous tourist destinations in Tanzania are like Mt.Kilimanjaro, Lake Victoria and Ngorongoro Crater, making Oldonyo Lengai the fourth destination to be in , in Tanzania.