Lake Natron

Lake Natron

Overview

Overview

Lake Natron is a salt lake situated in northern Tanzania, near the Kenyan fringe, and simply northeast of the Ngorongoro Crater, in the eastern part of Africa's tremendous Great Rift Valley. Settled between rolling volcanic slopes and profound pits, Lake Natron sits at the absolute bottom of the crack valley – 600m above ocean level – and is likely the world's most burning waterway.

The lake is nourished by the Southern Ewaso Ng'iro River and furthermore by mineral-rich hot springs. It is very shallow, under three meters (10 feet) profound, and fluctuates in width relying upon its water level, which changes because of elevated amounts of dissipation, leaving convergences of salt and different minerals, remarkably sodium carbonate (natron). The encompassing nation is hot and frequently dry and dusty – not helpful for movement. In any case, for the individuals who do visit Natron, they are compensated with the absolute most sensational landscape they have ever find in Tanzania. It is stated, that the adventure alone is justified, despite all the trouble for the perspectives.

The antacid salt hull on the outside of the lake is additionally frequently shaded red or pink by the salt-adoring microorganisms that live there.

The high temperature (up to 41°C) and the high and truly factor salt substance of the lake does not bolster wildlife. Anyway, it is a significant territory for flamingos and is home to endemic green growth, spineless creatures and round the edges even fish that can make due in the somewhat less salty water.

The lake is the main ordinary reproducing territory in East Africa for the 2.5 million Lesser Flamingoes, whose status of "close compromised" is an outcome of their reliance on the single rearing area. As saltiness increments, so do the number of cyanobacteria, and the lake can bolster more homes.

Safari Facts

Safari Facts

  • Lake Natron is arranged in Africa's Great Rift Valley.
  • It is likely the world's most caustic water body.
  • Settled between rolling volcanic slopes and profound holes, Lake Natron sits at the absolute bottom of the broken valley – 600m above sea level.
Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Stunning landscape
  • Very exclusive and it doesn't get crowded
  • Guided Walking Safari
Cons
  • Wildlife is sparse
  • The area is hot and often very dry and dusty
Map

Map

Lake Natron
Uniqueness of Park

Uniqueness of Park

  • Lake Natron is the main breeding grounds for lesser flamingos.
  • Creatures that die in the lake are transformed into statues, through calcification.
Getting There

Getting There

Lake Natron is easily accessible. The drive to Lake Natron takes around three hours from MtoWaMbu (adjacent to Lake Manyara).

Best Time to Visit

Best Time to Visit

The best months to visit Lake Natron are the coolest ones—from June to August. The dry season is ideal for walking and trekking around the lake.

Activities

Activities

  • Walking safari
  • Trekking safari
  • Bird safari
  • Archaeological tour
  • Cultural tour
Health & Safety

Health & Safety

Know that malaria is a health worry in Tanzania. You ought to secure yourself by wearing attire with long sleeves in the first light and night hours. Additionally, apply a mosquito repellent that contains at any rate of 30% DEET and takes antimalarial medicines.

Travel to and around Lake Natron is considered safe, like any other place in Tanzania.

Food

Food

Every one of the lodges and camps around Lake Natron offers all cuisine from all around the globe with traditional local food. If you are in Lake Natron then don't forget to try the regions specialtyNyamaChoma, which is a type of barbeque-style meat.

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