Lake Natron

Lake Natron


Lake Natron is an alkaline lake situated in the Great Rift Valley of northern Tanzania. Its high alkalinity and mineral-rich waters result from the inflow of volcanic ash and hot springs, creating an extreme environment unsuitable for most forms of life. The lake’s pH levels can reach as high as 10.5, making it one of the most alkaline lakes in the world. Despite its inhospitable conditions, Lake Natron is a vital breeding ground for lesser flamingos, which thrive in the alkaline waters and feed on the abundant cyanobacteria that flourish in the lake. The surrounding landscape is characterized by dramatic scenery, with the active Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano looming over the lake’s southern shore. Lake Natron’s unique ecology and geological features make it a subject of scientific interest and a destination for researchers studying extremophiles and volcanic processes. Conservation efforts are underway to preserve this fragile ecosystem and its biodiversity while promoting sustainable tourism practices in the region.




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Tour details

  • Tour Type Impression
  • Price 300$ - 500$
  • Categories Destination
  • Capital Bridgetown
  • Language English
  • Currency Dollar
  • Time Zone UTC-4
  • Drives on the Left
  • Calling code +1 -246