Situated in Northern Tanzania sharing borders with Kenya, is the beautiful soda lake that sits at the base of the active Ol Donyo Lengai volcano. Its surrounding is often claimed to possess a unique and almost celestial beauty. Nearest towns to Lake Natron are Arusha in Tanzania and Magadi in Kenya.
Lake Natron covers an area 56 km (35 miles) long and 24 km (15 miles) wide but the water level changes due to evaporation.
Why visit Lake Natron
East Africa alone holds almost three-quarters of the entire Lesser Flamingos population. And most of these are hatched at Lake Natron, making it the most important breeding site for these lovely birds.
Food for the birds is plentiful, nesting sites abound – and above all, the lake is isolated and undisturbed.
Nature walks around the lake and to the waterfalls and streams along the nearby escarpment are adventurous and provide a chance for one to connect with nature.
There are a number of campgrounds near the lake, which is also the base for climbing Ol Doinyo Lengai.
Lake Natron is therefore an awesome destination for those with the spirit of adventure.
- Safari Game drives aboard 4×4 vehicles
- Hot Air Baloon Safaris
- Walking & Horse riding on the nearby private and non-profit conservancies.
- Hurry, come and join us as we explore the different forms of flora and landscapes of the Lake Natron ecosystem and meet some of their most fascinating fauna.