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2 day lake natron safari

Lake Natron and Ol Donyo Lengai view Tour


Indulge in the exquisite 2-Day Lake Natron Tour in Tanzania, where you will have the incredible opportunity to explore the remarkable habitat of two million lesser flamingos. The journey to this natural wonder is not just a means of reaching your destination; it's a visual feast in itself. The scenic vistas along the route are nothing short of breathtaking, offering an immersive experience that can be appreciated both as a standalone adventure and as a perfect complement to any conventional Northern Tanzania safari.

This tour not only provides a unique chance to witness the ethereal beauty of Lake Natron's flamingos but also allows you to savor the captivating landscapes that will captivate your senses. Whether you opt to experience this journey in isolation or as an enriching addition to your typical safari in Northern Tanzania, it promises to be a memorable and enriching exploration of this remarkable region.

Lake Natron + Ol donyo Lengai Highlights

Destinations: Arusha,Lake Natron and view of Mount ol donyo lengai

Level of Accommodation: Standard comfortable Lodge/Camps

Group size: Min Number of Participants: 2

Max number of participants: 6 people Per Vehicle (window seat guaranteed)

Schedule Dates: Yearly Around 

Detailed itinerary for Lake Natron and Ol Donyo Lengai view Tour

Lake Natron Itinerary

Day 1: Arusha to Lake Natron

On the first day, your friendly driver-guide will pick you up from your hotel in Arusha in the morning. You'll embark on a roughly 2-hour drive, departing from the main road. This scenic journey will take you through bumpy trails, passing through remote Maasai areas with breathtaking views of the majestic "mountain of God," Ol Doinyo Lengai. If you're lucky, you might even spot some zebras, giraffes, or other wildlife along the way.

The entire drive will last around 4-5 hours, including a lunch break. Once you arrive at the entrance gate to the Lake Natron area, a local Maasai guide will accompany you to your lodging. It's important to note that exploring this region without a local guide is not permitted, so all your excursions will be with your guide. After checking in and freshening up, you'll head to the lake.

Accompanied by your local guide, you'll explore the lake on foot. The ground can be a bit slippery and muddy, so be prepared to take it slow to prevent any falls. The lake is quite shallow for a while, so you can decide how close you'd like to get to the flamingos. You'll stay until sunset, which is when the flamingos are most active as they search for food. Following the visit, you'll return to your lodging for a delicious dinner.

Day 2: Waterfall Hike and Return to Arusha

The second day begins early to ensure you have ample time for a hike to a nearby waterfall before it gets too hot. The hike will take about 1 to 2 hours and will lead you through the stunning landscapes surrounding Lake Natron. Be ready to get wet, as you'll need to cross the river a few times during the hike.

Once you complete the hike, you'll start your journey back to Arusha, which will take around 4 hours. Lunch will be provided on the way.

This marks the end of your 2-day Lake Natron Tour in Tanzania.


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