This is a very special chance for you to join me on one of the most intense climbs in Africa. Ol Doinyo Lengai is, in my culture, the mountain of God. We Maasai believe that God lives on top of this volcano and that when it erupts, which it does roughly every 10 years, it is a sign that God is unhappy with what is going on with us humans. Climbing the mountain usually takes about 15 hours and we start the climb in the middle of the night so that we can summit in the morning before it gets too hot. Ol Doinyo Lengai is an active volcano in northern Tanzania. It is part of the volcanic system of the East African Rift and it uniquely produces natrocarbonatite lava. The mountain is a few meters short of 3000 m and when you manage to summit, you are welcomed by a massive lava crater and views across Lake Natron, the savanna into Kenya and to Ngorongoro and on a clear day, Kilimanjaro. The climb is intense, the route is rough and do not be too disappointed if you do not make it, we can spend the day at Lake Natron instead. Very few people apart from Maasai like myself climb this mountain. We rest at the adjacent tented camp on the evening of our climb return here for the next night, also giving us a chance to explore the eerie Lake Natron. Deadly lake waters turn birds to stone. Tanzania's Lake Natron is so alkaline that it preserves whatever it touches. The landscape here is surreal.