2 Days Safari to Lake Natron and Mount Oldoinyo Lengai

2 Days Safari to Lake Natron and Mount Oldoinyo Lengai


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2 Days / 1 Night
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Bird Watching
Walking / Hiking
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Enjoy the 2 Days Lake Natron Tour in Tanzania as you visit this home to 2 million of lesser flamingos as well as visit to Mount Oldoinyo Lengai and the views along the road to get there is nothing less than stunning. Beautiful as the stand-alone package that you will find below, but also an ideal extension to any other ‘standard’ safari in the north of Tanzania!


Day 1
Moshi / Arusha – Lake Natron / Oldoinyo Lengai

Your driver-guide will pick you up at your hotel in Moshi/Arusha in the morning and drive to Lake Natron. The ride will take you over bumpy paths, through remote Maasai areas with stunning views of the ‘mountain of God’ Ol Doinyo Lengai and if you’re lucky you might even see some zebra’s, giraffe or other wildlife.

The drive takes around 4-5 hours in total (you’ll stop for lunch) and once you arrive at the entrance gate of Lake Natron area, a local Maasai guide will escort you to your accommodation. Visiting this whole area without a local guide is not allowed, so any excursion you do will be in his presence. You’ll check-in and have time to freshen up, after which you’ll head to the lake.

Accompanied by your local guide, you’ll explore the lake on foot. The ground is quite slippery and muddy, so be prepared to slowly slide over it in order to avoid falling. It’s very shallow for quite some time though, so it’s up to you to see how far you want to go to get close to the flamingos. We’ll stay until sunset, as this is the time when the flamingos are most active, looking for food. After the visit, you’ll return to your accommodation, where dinner will be served.

Day 2
Oldoinyo Lengai Waterfall Hike – Arusha / Moshi

Start early after breakfast to hike to a nearby waterfall before it gets to warm and leave enough time to comfortably get back to Arusha before it gets too dark. The hike takes about 1 to 2 hours and takes you through the beautiful landscapes surrounding Lake Natron. Get ready to get wet, as you’ll have to cross the river a few times!

Once you finish your hike, you’ll start heading back to Arusha / Moshi, you will have packed lunch on the way back.

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