Mount Gelai, also known as the Gelai Volcano, is a volcano in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater Highlands that stands at 2,942 meters (9,652 feet) tall. It is located on the East African Rift on the southeastern side of Lake Natron in Ngorongoro District, Arusha Region. Gelai is the third most visible mountain in Arusha Region and the region’s 13th tallest peak. Gelai’s volcanic activity extends back fewer than a million years. In 2007, there were many earthquakes in the region. On the southern side of Gelai, a NNE-oriented fracture or narrow graben emerged as a result of the biggest earthquake on July 17. The crack might be linked to the intrusion of a thin dike at a depth of 4,000 meters (13,000 ft).


The volcano is located inside a game-controlled territory that stretches east to Arusha Region’s Longido District, where highly restricted hunting is authorized. Due to anti-poaching initiatives funded by income from licensed hunters, the number of animals in the region has increased.

Gelai Mountain Camp

Gelai Mountain Camp sits high in the highlands and has a spectacular view of Lake Natron and Oldonyo Lengai, an active volcano and Masai holy mountain. The campgrounds provide all-inclusive lodging, which includes meals, most beverages, and guided game walks.
This idyllic hideaway offers breathtaking views of Lake Natron and Masailand. The bush is diverse, ranging from highland rainforest to open grassland and rocky outcroppings. The bush is diverse, ranging from highland rainforest to open grassland and rocky outcroppings.

The buffalo, bushbuck, greater kudu, eland, and leopard that live there have carved out narrow trails through the forest. Up to eight people may stay in absolute isolation in this tiny two-bedroom cottage high above the clouds in the African wilderness. The weather on the mountain is defined by low temperatures at night and mist and light rain in the mornings, despite its elevation of 10,000 feet. With high-altitude trekking on difficult mountain slopes, this destination is suited for the highly athletic and adventurous.

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