Lake Natron

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…

  • Waterfalls of Ngare Sero

We’ll organise a tour up Ngare Sero gorge to see these stunning waterfalls, which are a firm favorite among our visitors. A unique blend of dry volcanic rocks and lush tropical palms characterizes the area. It’s a fantastic place to eat lunch, so if you like, ask your guide for a packed lunch.

  • Hike in the Rift Valley for a Day (6 hours)

Mount Lengai can be climbed, but hiking the Rift Valley is an excellent option. This exciting walk starts early in the morning from camp and takes you to the foot of the rift valley wall. Then you climb the wall on foot, taking in the sunrise as you near the Ngare Sero Gorge. You’ll bring a picnic breakfast with you to the summit and enjoy being in one of the region’s most stunning views. After breakfast, you can return through a different route or, depending on time, you can return the same way. You’ll return to camp in time for lunch, then relax in the natural pool or have a massage…or both!

  • Ol Doinyo Lengai Volcano Climb

Climb the “Mountain of God” over night. Climbing the 2,962 meter volcano by moonlight is a magical and unique experience. It’s not for the faint of heart, but the spectacular morning views from the summit make it worthwhile. Expect to see the peaks of Meru and Kilimanjaro breaking through the horizon to the east on a clear day. Also, if Mount Kilimanjaro and West Kilimanjaro pique your curiosity, learn more about them. The far end of Lake Natron, which shares its northern shore with Kenya, can be seen to the north. To the west, you can see all the way to the Gol Mountains across the Sale Plains.

To the west, you’ll be able to see all the way over the Sale Plains to the Gol Mountains, a panorama so breathtaking you’ll believe it’s not real!

Because the weather on Lengai might change on a daily basis, it’s crucial to realize that your guide will decide whether or not it’s safe to begin your ascent. Once on the mountain, tourists should be informed that reaching the top part is dependent on daily conditions, and they should be aware that they may not reach the genuine summit.