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Lake Natron

Lake Natron

Things to do there 

Lake Natron is home to large colonies of pink flamingos which nest on its shores, laying their eggs in the muddy shallows. From a distance, the thousands, even hundreds of thousands of flamingoes create the illusion of a pink lake.

This remote area is also home to a large Maasai community. ThisTanzanian tribe has remained close to their ancient culture, continuing to herd cattle and depend on their natural surroundings for survival. Visitors will see Maasai men, women and children dressed in vibrant traditional clothes, shimmering in handmade jewelry and performing the cultural dance, which is an impressive vertical leap.

Here is a special place, unique even within Tanzania. For the traveler who wishes to embrace the power of nature at the volcano Ol Doinyo Lengai, the culture-enthusiast who is brave enough to dance with the Maasai, or the photographer who captures the hues of nature in a flying crowd of flamingoes; Lake Natron has something for everyone.

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Interesting Facts about Lake Natron

When seeking for the photos of Lake Natron, very often you can find images of petrifaction of birds which had been mummified in these nature conditions. These works belong to the photograph named Nick Brandt, whose activity is dedicated to the shooting of the wild nature of the East Africa. Surely, these scenes were posed, birds were sit down on branches to make beautiful photos. You will not see the same at Natron. The same is for the pictures of the red lake which spots can be seen from a bird's-eye view.

Lake Natron Photography

Tanzania Safari Tours through Lake Natron

  • Grants

    Tour "Grants" Three-day safari in Tarangire, Lake Natron and Ngorongoro National Parks

    3-day safari + 2 days in a hotel


    THREE-DAY SAFARI IN TARANGIRE, LAKE NATRON AND NGORONGORO NATIONAL PARKS It is quite a non-standard program, perfect for those travelers who want to visit the most diverse national parks in a short time.
    Detailsfrom $1594
  • Eland

    Tour "Eland" Seven-day safari in Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, Serengeti and Lake Natron National Parks

    7-day safari + 2 days in a hotel


    SEVEN-DAY SAFARI IN TARANGIRE, LAKE MANYARA, NGORONGORO, SERENGETI AND LAKE NATRON NATIONAL PARKS We can confidently say that this program designed for 7 days, covers the most diverse and spectacular natural monuments.
    Detailsfrom $3183

Safari in Other National Parks

  • Lake Manyara

    Lake Manyara National Park stretches in Tanzania’s rainforest at the foot of The Great Rift Valley. Not only has the park attracted predators; it also has become home for huge colonies of pink flamingos whose number amazes even experienced travelers. The thick pink spot along the shore reflected from the water surface seems to raise manyfold their already huge population.

  • Serengeti National Park

    Serengeti National Park, which is rightfully deemed a World Heritage Site, is the one place where one can witness the Great Migration, when Wildebeest and Zebra in their hundreds of thousands follow the yearly rain patterns in search of green pastures. This takes place against the backdrop of the pristine “endless plains of Africa", spanning 15 thousand square kilometers. This Park offers something for visitors of all ages. Adults can not help but be struck by the surrealism of the multitude of herbivores, followed by lions, cheetah and hyenas, moving with the single mindedness of the struggle for survival. The younger children will, in turn, be thrilled to experience the place that inspired the makers of “The Lion King”. And, of course, all those familiar with National Geographic and the Animal Planet channel will readily recognise the Serengeti National Park of Tanzania as the place where many of their documentaries were filmed.

  • Tarangire National Park

    The park is named for the Tarangire River that cuts through the park, a life-source for both plans and animals. Tarangire National Park is known for two African giants: elephants and the great baobab trees. Visitors can see colonies of these incredible trees that are more than 100 years old. Dry season brings many animals seeking the water from Tarangire River: first come the peaceful grazers such as zebras and wildebeest, followed by leopards and lions seeking prey. All the animals await the mighty elephants to dig up holes in the riverbeds and bring up groundwater to quench their thirst.

  • Arusha National Park

    While leaving your game drive vehicle outside of campsites and lodges may be forbidden in most national parks in Tanzania, Arusha National Park offers guided walks with an armed ranger. Experiencing the African montane forest with its plethora of game and bird-life on foot is an unmatched experience.

  • Ngorongoro Crater

    The ancient Ngorongoro Crater is a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the most interesting parks of Tanzania. A safari tour of the Ngorongoro National Park is your chance to see the greatest number of wildlife species per square kilometer. The Crater – set amidst the tropical forests of the Great Rift Valley highlands – is the crown jewel of Tanzania’s National Parks. The tour, beginning at the Crater rim with its breathtaking views of the Crater floor and carrying on to the game drive in the Crater itself with its plains, acacia woodlands and lakes teeming with bird- and wildlife, shall leave you with a sense of wonder to be cherished for the rest of your life!

  • Lake Eyasi

    Lake Eyasi is a picturesque creation of the Great Rift Valley. The lakeshore is a home for Hadza and Datooga tribes, absolutely different from each other. Hadza people were nomads in the past, they were living by hunting and gathering and little by little they had settled in this region. Their skill of survival in a wild world is extremely high and, of course, the ability of archery exceeds all expectations. In their turn, Datooga people, in contrast, always occupied with the cattle-breeding and land farming. They were drove to Lake Eyasi by other tribes who had better weapons and numerical preponderance. Being far away from the developing world, Hadza and Datooga people left in a wild state and could retain their way of life. And now, due to this fact, we can plunge in the atmosphere of the primal African life and even go hunting with tribes.


They Travel with Us

Eugene Kaspersky
Eugene Kaspersky CEO of Kaspersky Lab.
Sergey Ryazansky
Sergey Ryazansky Russian cosmonaut
Stephan Siegrist
Stephan Siegrist Professional Mountaineer and Basejumper
Thomas Senf
Thomas Senf Red Bull photographer
Thomas Huber
Thomas Huber Professional mountaineer
Maria Ivakova
Maria Ivakova Broadcaster on “Friday” channel