Life4Africa Adventures

3 Days Experience Lake Natron

3 Days Experience Lake Natron


Lake Natron is a mineral-rich soda lake in northern Tanzania, at the border with Kenya. It’s a breeding ground for hundreds of thousands of lesser flamingos, despite the highly alkaline state of the striking red waters. It sits below Ol Doinyo Lengai, a soaring active volcano in the Rift Valley. Trails lead from the lake to the Engero Sero waterfalls, which flow over craggy rocks into a natural pool.


Day 1: Arusha to Lake Natron

Your adventure begins in Arusha, the gateway to Tanzania's wonders. Departing early, you'll journey through diverse landscapes, catching glimpses of the awe-inspiring Great Rift Valley. As you approach Lake Natron, the sight of its ethereal, soda-colored waters and the majestic Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano in the backdrop will captivate your senses.

Upon arrival, settle into your chosen accommodation and immerse yourself in the tranquility that envelopes this unique corner of Tanzania.

Activities at Lake Natron:

  • Maasai Cultural Experience: Engage with the indigenous Maasai people, gaining insights into their age-old traditions, customs, and the deep spiritual connection they have with the land.
  • Lake Natron Exploration: Embark on a guided walking safari around the lake's perimeter. Witness the extraordinary biodiversity that thrives in this harsh, yet strikingly beautiful, environment.

Day 2: Oldonyo Lengai Sunrise Ascent and Waterfall Bliss

Rise before dawn for an exhilarating adventure: a night climb to the summit of Oldonyo Lengai, known as the "Mountain of God" by the Maasai. This active volcano offers a challenging yet rewarding climb, culminating in a spectacular sunrise over the Rift Valley.

Descend from the summit and replenish your spirit with a visit to Engare Sero Waterfalls. The juxtaposition of the vibrant green oasis against the arid surroundings is a testament to the raw beauty of nature.

Accommodation Options:

  • Safari Lodge: Indulge in the comforts of a well-appointed lodge, where attentive service and serene surroundings provide a restful sanctuary after a day of adventure.
  • Camping Option: For a more intimate connection with nature, choose to camp under the starlit African sky. Our fully-equipped campsite ensures a comfortable and authentic wilderness experience.

Day 3: Farewell to Lake Natron, Return to Arusha

As the sun rises on your final day at Lake Natron, relish the serene moments before bidding farewell to this unique wilderness. Begin the journey back to Arusha, where you'll carry with you memories of the rugged beauty, cultural encounters, and extraordinary experiences that define this Lake Natron adventure.

Arriving back in Arusha, you'll have the opportunity to reflect on the remarkable journey you've undertaken, with a deeper appreciation for the diverse and untamed wonders of Tanzania.


  1. All accommodation
  2. A professional driver/guide
  3. All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  4. All Taxes/VAT
  5. Roundtrip airport transfer
  6. All Meals
  7. Entry Fees


  1. International flights (from/to home)
  2. Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  3. Tips
  4. Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  5. Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  6. Alcohol drinks
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