The Doinyo Lengai Volcano in Tanzania


Inside the Great Rift Valley, there are numerous geological curiosities. Among them is the Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano, a volcano of “washed white”, that is unique in the world for its ejecting lava that flows like water.

The lava’s temperatures are “only” 590° C (which in the temperature range of Volcanic lava is quite “cold”).

The beauty of the volcano is not only by its particular lava flow that takes on a target in its gullies and crevices, but also for its spectacular cone of 1,600 m from its base in the middle of a plain where the Masai live.



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