Lake Natron

Hundreds of thousands of flamingoes create a pink horizon across Lake Natron, unparalleled to anything except the exquisite sunrises reflected by this shallow, alkaline lake.
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Lake Natron

Travelers looking for an off-the-beaten-path adventure, something a bit more rugged, should consider visiting Lake Natron. This remote location encourages travelers to experience nature away from the safari vehicle. Perhaps get a bit wet on a waterfall hike or some dirt on their hands while climbing an active volcano.

Lake Natron

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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

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Tour "Grants" Three-day safari in Tarangire, Lake Natron and Ngorongoro National Parks
days 3-day safari
+ 2 days in a hotel
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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.
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Tour "Eland" Seven-day safari in Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, Serengeti and Lake Natron National Parks
days 7-day safari
+ 2 days in a hotel
Eland
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.
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