2 Days Safari to Lake Natron
Enjoy 2 Days Safari to Lake Natron in Tanzania, home to 2 million lesser flamingos, and the views along the road to get there is nothing less than stunning. The southern lakeshore is dominated by the volcanic Ol Doinyo Lengai, known as the Maasai “Mountain of God.” Lake Natron is better known for its scenery than its wildlife, but the shallows are home to a plethora of waders and other waterbirds, making it a great place for birding. Beautiful as the stand-alone package you will find below and an ideal extension to any other ‘standard’ safari in the north of Tanzania!
- Transport in 4×4 Safari vehicle
- Professional, English speaking guide
- Meals provided according to travel plan
- Mineral water (3 liters per day/person)
- Overnight stays in safari tents
- Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, tables etc.)
- Professional safari cook
- Entrance fees to Lake Natron area
- Visit to the lake and waterfall
- Alcoholic and soft drinks
- Visa fees
- Personal spending monies for souvenirs etc
- Travel insurance
- Sleeping bag
- Optional activities
Day 1: Arusha – Lake Natron
Your driver / guide will pick you up at your hotel in Arusha in the morning and drive for about 2 hours before leaving the main road. The ride will take you over bumpy paths, through remote Maasai areas with stunning views of the ‘mountain of God’ Ol Doinyo Lengai, and if you’re lucky you might even see some zebra’s, giraffe or other wildlife.
The drive takes around 4-5 hours in total (you’ll stop for lunch) and once you arrive at the entrance gate of Lake Natron area, a local Maasai guide will escort you to your accommodation. Visiting this whole area without a local guide is not allowed, so any excursion you do will be in his presence. You’ll check in and have time to freshen up, after which you’ll head to the lake.
Accompanied by your local guide, you’ll explore the lake on foot. The ground is quite slippery and muddy, so be prepared to slowly slide over it in order to avoid falling. It’s very shallow for quite some time though, so it’s up to you to see how far you want to go to get close to the flamingos. We’ll stay until sunset, as this is the time when the flamingos are most active, looking for food. After the visit, you’ll return to your accommodation, where dinner will be served.
Day 2: Waterfall Hike – Arusha
The days starts early today, as we want to hike to a nearby waterfall before it gets to warm, and leave enough time to comfortably get back to Arusha before it gets too dark. The hike takes about 1 to 2 hours and takes you through the beautiful landscapes surrounding Lake Natron. Get ready to get wet, as you’ll have to cross the river a few times!
Once you finish your hike, you’ll start heading back to Arusha for another 4 hours. Lunch will be provided on the way. End of our 2 Days Lake Natron Tanzania safari.