Wild and remote Lake Natron lies in the northern Tanzania, close to Kenya boader in the eastern branch of the East African Rift. It takes about 4.5 hours from Arusha. Masai inhabit around the lake and you pass through some Masai villages on the way. The area is dry, hot, desolate and hauntingly beautiful.
Lake Natron is an alkaline and it is the most important breeding site for Lesser Flamingos in the world. East Africa has 1.5-2.5 million Lesser Flamingos and most of them are hatched at Lake Natron. It has plenty of food and nesting sites abound because of the lake is isolated and undisturbed.
The lake is also good base for active volcano Ol Donyo Lengai which means Mountain of God in Masai language. Ol Donyo Lengai is one of the most beautifully place in Tanzania and undiscovered climb. The volcano erupts infrequently, formed small streams of grey lava down the crater rim and spitting hot ash soaring into the air. The ascend, undertaken during the night so the climber can experience the sunrise over the Rift Valley, is highly challenging.