Engarasero

Engarasero

Things to do - general

Engarasero village is located on the southern side of the famous Lake Natron. Lake Natron is a salt lake located in Northern Tanzania, close to the Kenyan border, in the eastern

branch of the East African Rift. The lake falls within the Lake Natron Basin Wetlands of International Importance Ramsar Site. It forms a major breeding ground for lesser flamingos worldwide. Its beauty with thousands of flamingo flocks is astonishing. On the Southern side it borders the majestic and beautiful scenery of the Ngorongoro highlands. It is in this village where Oldonyo Lengai (the Maasai name meaning ‘the Mountain of God’) is located. This cone shaped mountain is the only active volcano in the world that produces natrocarbonatite lava, a unique occurrence of volcanic carbonatite. The temperature of its lava as it emerges is only around 510 °C (950 °F). A few older extinct carbonatite volcanoes

are located nearby waiting you to explore. Engaresero is also rich in Maasai cultural heritage. The Maasai community in Engaresero continuestkeeping livestock, moving their herds in harmony with nature’s patterns. The time-tested ways of the Maasai are environmentally sustainable and beneficial to wildlife. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has therefore designated Engaresero as a Globally

Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) site. The following tours are organized for you by the Engaresero Community Based Organization;

 

  • l Village tour
  • l Hot spring visit
  • l Visit to the waterfalls
  • l Biking tour to Orpur caves
  • l Visit to the footprints
  • l Visit rift valley escapment, Embululu
  • crater and Leparakash plains
  • l Oldonyo Lengai trekking
  • l Maasai Ethno-Botanic/herbal tour
  • l Herding tour