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Ol Doinyo Lengai

"Mountain of God"

Ol Doinyo Lengai is a volcano located in Tanzania, Africa. It is one of the few active carbonatite volcanoes in the world, which means that its lava is composed of unique carbonatite minerals instead of the more common silicate minerals found in most volcanoes.

The name Ol Doinyo Lengai means "Mountain of God" in the Maasai language, and it is considered a sacred site by the Maasai people. The volcano has erupted several times in the past century, with the most recent eruptions occurring in 2007-2008 and 2017-2018.

The unique composition of Ol Doinyo Lengai's lava makes it a popular destination for volcanologists and geologists. It is also a popular hiking destination, as the volcano's slopes offer stunning views of the surrounding landscape, including the nearby Lake Natron, which is known for its vibrant pink coloration caused by the presence of algae and other microorganisms.