To the east of the Gol Mountains is Ol Karien Gorge, an area of spectacular beauty as well as historic interest. Geologically it is fascinating with the great canyon slicing through the earth. It is also the primary nesting ground for the Serengeti’s Ruppells Griffin vultures. In some areas the gorge is as narrow as the spread of a vultures wing, in others it opens up to the sky. Views to the east are the Salai plains with the smoking and grumbling Oldonyo Lengai rising like a giant limpet out of the earth.
The Maasai still bring their herds of cattle down to Ol Karien Gorge to drink. Their traditions have been unchanged for hundreds of years. Fortunately in this area their way of life has not yet been spoilt by western culture. Here is a classic example of ancient interaction between man and wildlife in a timeless and beautiful area.