Travel to Lake Natron to explore rare things
Lake Natron in Tanzania is one of the most serene lakes in Africa. The lake is close to the Kenyan border and is in the Gregory Rift, which is the Eastern branch of the East African Rift.
As you think of your next trip to Africa particular Tanzania, why not visit Lake Natron and get to know things that make it to be a tourist attraction? The Lake has a lot to be said but here i will just talk a few of them:
1. The level of pH
The alkaline water in Lake Natron has a pH as high as 10.5-12 and is so caustic it can burn the skin and eyes of animals that aren’t adapted to it. The water’s alkalinity comes from the sodium carbonate and other minerals that flow into the lake from the surrounding hills.
2. The Flamingos
During breeding season, more than 2 million lesser Flamingos use the shallow lake as their primary breeding ground in Africa. It’s approximated that there 1.5-2.5 million Lesser Flamingos, representing three-quarters of the world population and most of them are hatched at Lake Natron.
3. The Waterfalls
Around L. Natron you may walk around the lake and to the streams and waterfalls along the nearby escarpment make for a fantastic adventure off the beaten track. There are a number of campgrounds near the lake, which is also the base for climbing Ol Doinyo Lengai.
It’s good to know when is the best time/season to take a tour at Lake Natron. From June to November at the lake itself, upwards of three million Flamingos gather.