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BEST TIME TO VISIT LAKE NATRON FOR A NORTHERN TANZANIA SAFARI

As you plan your AfricanMecca dream safari in northern Tanzania, you should consider the weather and outdoor temperature so that you prepare properly, and also have the opportunity to relax and enjoy your activities. The weather at Lake Natron is primarily hot and mostly dry, and the coolest months are June through August, but some guests find these temperatures tropically warm as well since Tanzania is located just south of the equator. It also does get very windy at Natron. You may choose to schedule your tour of East Africa during the rainy or dry season at Lake Natron. Since this area is not a wildlife destination, the dry season does not see any concentration of wildlife – simply because the lake is highly alkaline, and terrestrial and mammalian life do not drink its waters. You only want to visit during the dry season because it is an excellent time for walking tours around the lake, and also for trekking up Ol Doinyo Lengai. The short and long wet spring season from November to May with hot humid spells in January and February, though, brings new life to the area around Lake Natron, and you may prefer a more lush landscape for your African active-adventure safari. The flamingos of Natron lay their eggs normally during the end of the dry season in September and October but the hatching starts in the early parts of the wet season, and climaxing by December. The rainy and dry seasons may also affect the price of Natron accommodations (read more on where else to stay), although the costs associated with travel and safari activities do not change. Your lake lodgings may cost less during the rainy season, which is typically the low tourism season. If you plan to visit during the wet season, though, you may also consider that roads and trails to and around Lake Natron may be more difficult to traverse, and this could affect the convenience and full availability of activities.
WHERE TO STAY IN LAKE NATRON
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WHERE TO STAY IN LAKE NATRON

The two accommodations are Moivaro Lake Natron Tented Camp and Ngare Sero Lake Natron Camp. Both camps are located near the lake, so you always have splendid views of the volcanic landscape and lake.

SAFARI & TOUR IN LAKE NATRON
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SAFARI & TOUR IN LAKE NATRON

The scenery around Natron is what attracts visitors for their adventure travels. Touring in expedition mode encompasses varied activities e.g birding, volcano climbing, Maasai walks, excursions etc.

GUIDE ON LAKE NATRON
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GUIDE ON LAKE NATRON

Located just seventy miles northwest of Arusha is the alkaline Lake Natron. The lake is the breeding ground for lesser flamingo, with more than two million individual birds flocking to the area.

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  • I just fell in love with Steven, our guide in Tanzania. Not only did he take care of us, but he truly cared about us. Thank you so much for planning and executing a dream for me.
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  • I booked my safari holiday through AfricanMecca. They were the most helpful company I have ever dealt with and I work within the travel industry. I had the most amazing time. The holiday went as clockwork with no hitches anywhere.
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  • Loretta and I had a great time on our honeymoon. Simiton, your safari guide in Tanzania was awesome! He was very professional, very accommodating and very knowledgeable. We are already talking about our next trip to Africa!
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  • AfricanMecca's professionalism and care understands that what distinguishes Africa is its authenticity, the land, people and wildlife who do not share our world of fashion and fanfare that distinguish so many travel companies today.
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  • Dear Raza, Not a day has passed that we have not been overwhelmed by what we experienced, and by how fantastic our vacation was. It was truly magical. We saw the" Big Five", lion mating and the migration. It was the vacation of a lifetime.
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EAST AFRICA SAFARI TRIP IDEA FOR LAKE NATRON IN NORTHERN TANZANIA

When visiting Lake Natron (Great Rift Valley Lake), we recommend combining it with your Northern Tanzania safari to Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti (wildebeest migration). End your trip with a Swahili cultural tour and beach holiday in Zanzibar.

You may optionally extend out to offbeat parks in Southern and Western Tanzania such as Selous, Ruaha or Katavi ending with a chimpanzee trekking safari at Gombe or Mahale by the relaxing Lake Tanganyika.

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