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LAKE NATRON

Lake Natron is a salt or alkaline lake located in north Ngorongoro District of Arusha Region in Tanzania. It is in the Gregory Rift, which is the eastern branch of the East African Rift.

This is only a mineral –rich soda lake in northern Tanzania .  It’s a breeding ground for hundreds of thousands of lesser flamingos, despite the highly alkaline state of the striking red waters. It sits below Ol Doinyo Lengai, a soaring active volcano in the Rift Valley. Trails lead from the lake to the Engero Sero waterfalls, which flow over craggy rocks into a natural pool

Lake Natron is one of two alkaline lakes in that area of East Africa; the other is Lake Bahi. Both are terminal lakes that do not drain out to any river or sea; they are fed by hot springs and small rivers.

 

The surrounding area receives irregular seasonal rainfall, mainly between December and May totalling 800 millimetres (31 in) per year. Temperatures at the lake are frequently above 40 °C (104 °F)

The area around the Lake offers different attractions likea large number of volcanic implosion craters  and numerous waterfalls.

Activities to include at Lake natron tour are Bird watching,Flamingo Lake walk,Mountain biking,Ngaresero waterfalls and Oldonyo Lengai volcano climb.