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Ol Doinyo Lengai an imposing highlight of Tanzania tours

A tour of Tanzania is likely to bring you to some sights you've never encountered before. Whether it is the country's diverse wildlife or unique landscape, Tanzania offers destinations unlike anywhere else on earth. Any experience you have in this East African hotspot is sure to be rewarding, but you should make a point to take the trip to Ol Doinyo Lengai, the last remaining active volcano in the Rift Valley.

Although you can't get that close to the mountain, it is an active volcano after all, traveling throughout the area is just as fulfilling. It's a long drive, but it brings you to some of the best spots in Tanzania. For instance, Lake Natron is often regarded as a highlight. This enormous salt lake is not only unique for being one of the lone bodies of water in such an arid landscape, it is also one of the best places for an unfettered view of Ol Doinyo Lengai looming in the distance.

The mountain rises nearly 10,000 feet and the barren landscape surrounding it offers you the chance to truly take in its massive size. Aside from it's imposing presence, Ol Doinyo Lengai is particularly stunning because of the fact that is still very active. In fact, its latest significant eruption dates back to 2007 and continued well into 2008. Today the mountain stands a testament to the impressive power of mother nature. 

While Tanzania certainly has considerable natural appeal for the adventure traveler, a tour of Kenya has much to offer as well. In particular, Kenya is ideal for travelers who want a taste of the diverse wildlife that resides in East Africa, with destinations such as Lake Nakuru and Mount Kenya National Park being popular spots. 

 

 

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