Just near the volcano is a large crater, about 200 ft deep, known as God’s Crater.
Apparently this appeared after an eruption of Ol Doinyo Lengai – I can’t remember if this was from Isaac or from Stella’s Rough Guide. It was a pretty fantastic cliff to stand on the edge of, and it helped build our excitement about the trip to come.
Another half an hours drive took us to the campsite where we would be staying, right up next to the escarpment. Mtui suggested we take a walk to some waterfalls for a shower, but since we could now see how steep the mountain was we figured that we needed to save our energy for that. Instead we asked to be taken to Lake Natron to ogle at the flamingos.