Lake Natron is a shallow salt lake in Tanzania’s northern park, near the Kenyan border, and is located in the Great Rift Valley’s eastern branch.
Along the beaches of Lake Natron, massive flocks of flamingos can be seen. The flamingos use this lake as a nesting place. Aside from the flamingos, the Maasai may be seen surrounding Lake Natron, and they also serve as guides on safaris to the destination.
In addition the lake is home to fish that can thrive in the slightly less salty water. Zebra, ostrich, fringed eared oryx, gazelle, gerenuk, lesser kudu, and golden jackal are among the other creatures that live in this area.
The Ewaso Ngiro river in Kenya feeds Lake Natron. Tourists can participate in a number of activities during safaris to Lake Natron, including the following:
- Flamingo Lake Walk & Bird Watching
The lesser flamingo feeds on algae found in soda lakes all over eastern Africa, although they almost exclusively nest at Lake Natron. Lake Natron is home to around 75% of the world’s lesser flamingos. The greatest times to see these incredible birds are around daybreak or sunset, when the heat isn’t as intense. Small lakes, streams, and hills dot the Lake Flats, which provide a variety of friendly settings for birds that survive in the alkali oasis. Lake Natron is unlike any other place in Africa, and the flamingos are especially popular with youngsters, making them an ideal complement to a Tanzanian family safari.
- Mountain biking on the shores of Lake Natron
Experience On wheels, Lake Natron. With your guide, hop on a mountain bike and go exploring around the area. Please note that this must be scheduled ahead of time. Tip: When the temperature is cooler, do this at sunrise or sunset.
- Natural Pools of Lake Natron
At Lake Natron, you may cool yourself in any of the natural plunge pools, and there’s also a deeper, larger pool where you can immerse yourself under shade netting to avoid the hot heat. However, don’t be alarmed by the small fish! They may bite, but they do so in a very gentle manner. It’s more of a nibble…