Lake Natron

Lake Natron is off the beaten track, with attractions including a river walk with two waterfalls, a hike across a soda lake with flamingos, and a trek up OlDoinyoLengai, an active volcano. OlDoinyoLengai is located in the heart of the Great Rift Valley and has erupted at least a dozen times over the last century. A challenging hike to the top of the “Mountain of God” offers an opportunity to view molten lava. Visitors to Lake Natron can also interact with the local Maasai community.

Book Tour Package To Lake Natron Today

We recommend you book a tour package to Lake Natron if you are looking for an off the beaten experience in Tanzania. Situated in northern Tanzania, Lake Natron has so many unique attractions including a breathtaking hike across a soda lake filled with pink flamingos, a beautiful river walk with two waterfalls, and an exciting trek up OlDoinyo Lengai, an active volcanic mountain. OlDoinyo Lengai is located in the heart of the Great Rift Valley and has erupted at least a dozen times over the last century. A challenging hike to the top of the “Mountain of God” offers an opportunity to view molten lava and 360 degree views of the surrounding local Maasai village. Visitors to the Lake Natron can also interact with authentic local Maasai communities which spread across the region.

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Book Our Lake Natron Tour Package To Witness Flocks of Pink Flamingos in the World

With a considerable amount of salt levels, many essential minerals and warm temperatures, Lake Natron is naturally a breeding ground for Lesser Flamingos and one of the best places to see active volcanic activities in Africa! When you look closely, you will find flamingos in their thousands being drawn in by the taste of the endemic algae and alkaline tilapia fish which serve as a reagent for pigmentation of the colour pink and an important diet. Moreover, the saltiness and alkaline (from the volcanic activities) around the region of the Lake Natron plays a vital role in sustaining this exceptionally beautiful ecosystem. In general, the surroundings here are susceptible to high temperatures which tend to cause a lot of evaporation, massive loss of water and drylands. With that in mind, there’s no surprise that the lake does not support a big number of resident wildlife because of its devastating high levels of pH and temperatures. Having said that, there are several bird species that can somewhat adapt to this condition and survive in this harsh environment. The survival of these birds is mostly due to the presence of tiny bacteria that grow in the water and make their own food through the photosynthesis as plants do. The bacteria are commonly known as cyanobacteria. Therefore, if you book a tour package to Lake Natron you have more to appreciate than what you would normally experience in other parts of Tanzania’s wilds and wildlife reserves.

Customize and Book Lake Natron Tour Package With Olkedi Explorer

Without a doubt most travelers find the Lake Natron area to have a serenity of natural backdrop that is filled with beautiful mountains, waterfalls and stunning valleys. The Lake Natron package tour we offer for our guests usually include their accommodation with all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), safari activities, professional safari guide with a private vehicle. While there are many things to explore during your tour, you will have the flexibility to add or remove activities to make your trip more unique and enjoyable to you. You just need to confirm your schedule and budget with us and we will create a private exploration specifically for you.
If you have any questions or wish to book your tour package to Lake Natron, please contact us today at info@olkediexplorer.com. We would be happy to hear from you soon!