Lake Natron

Lake Natron

Things to do - general

Lake Natron

A soda lake at the base of the active Ol Donyo Lengai volcano, the area around Lake Natron is often described as having a desolate and almost lunar beauty. Lake Natron is found in the northern part of Tanzania. Nearest towns to Lake Natron are Arusha and Moshi. It is one of the most important breeding sites for Lesser Flamingos in the world.

 

East Africa has 1.5 – 2.5 million Lesser Flamingos, representing three-quarters of the world population most of which are hatched at Lake Natron.  Food is plentiful, nesting sites abound – and above all, the lake is isolated and undisturbed.

Walks around the lake and to the streams and waterfalls along the nearby escarpment make for a fantastic adventure off the beaten track.

There are a number of campgrounds and Tented Lodges  near the lake, which is also the base for climbing Ol Doinyo Lengai.

Activities at this lake: Nature Walks, Camping, Climbing Mt. Oldonyo Lengai