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Ngare Sero - Lake Natron Camp

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The ideal northern circuit safari stop over at Lake Natron near the Oldonyo Lengai Volcano and Engaresero waterfalls.At the lowest point of the Great Rift Valley in East Africa at an altitude of 600m above sea level, sits the shallow Lake Natron. Here, between the only active volcano in Tanzania, Oldonyo Lengai to the south, pinnacles of Mt Gelai to the east, the gorge etched escarpment of the Rift Valley to the west, and the mirror-surfaced lake, a sanctuary to thousands of flamingos to the north, is the cool oasis adjacent to the soda flats where Lake Natron eco-camp lies.Our tented camp has 10 sleeping tents, one common tent with the bar, dining and lounge area. The camouflaged Bedu tents were especially designed for the Natron area. The Bedu tents help keep guests cool during the day and protect them from the occasional strong winds. Each tent is furnished with full size beds, quality linen and blankets, bedside tables, reading lamps, tables and chairs and has its own running water, shower and ensuite toilet. A private path leads from each tent to a natural swimming pool in the spring-fed stream.Lake Natron Camp was originally built by Tim Leach and now has been taken over Summits Africa / Tembea LTD who continue to develop the eco sensitive initiatives that this camp is famous for whilst adding in extra comfort and activities. There are no permanent structures, no cement bricks or wooden platforms. Water is manually pumped directly from the spring for bathing and run through a desalination filter for drinking. We have a 315 hectare concession area for conservation with the Engare Sero village and we physically protect it from poaching and livestock over-grazing. The income generated by the community from tourism is used primarily for secondary school education. Thus, we are helping to increase the value of the environment and its wildlife for the local masai village and provide the community with the incentive to further protect and cherish this wild area.
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Lake Manyara Airport115 km
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Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the luxury camp for 2 nights and upon arrival we were stunned by the extraordinary scenery: surrounded by massive vulcanoes (plain view of Mount Lengai) and dry plains, herds of zebras & wildbeasts come to drink at the fresh water creek running...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank laficoco
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

This is the second time I have stayed here in little under two years and the camp has only improved some of its features... The new covered area by the natural spring offers some welcome respite from the mid day sun and the new toilet...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank jd76Midlands
Response from Ake L, Owner at Ngare Sero - Lake Natron CampResponded April 2, 2018

Karibu tena! Welcome again. We'll have mountain bikes in camp next season and should you want to we've also extended our trekking/ adventure programs to Sanjan / Gol. Asante sana!

Reviewed January 16, 2018

We visited Lake Natron Camp in November 2016 to attempt an ascent of the daunting but beautiful Oldonyo Lengai Mountain – a once in a lifetime experience! Annie from Bush 2 Beach smoothly organized everything about our trip including selecting the best camp in the...More

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank Robyn_WorldExplorer
Response from Ake L, Owner at Ngare Sero - Lake Natron CampResponded January 18, 2018

Thank you so much Robyn B, so glad you had a great time! FYI we're working on a new NEW route on the western side. Probably unlikely to come back all the way to Tanzania to climb it, but if we can tempt you with...More

Reviewed June 12, 2017

The raw beauty of the Natron area is breathtaking, its a hidden gem! That said, if your looking for a five star camp, Natron is not the place to visit, if your looking for a five star experience, Ngare Sero - Lake Natron Camp is...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank Zummi C
Response from ilovealtitude, Owner at Ngare Sero - Lake Natron CampResponded June 15, 2017

thanks so much for your review Zummi - very aptly put! Karibu tena Lake Natron Camp!

Reviewed June 6, 2017

I spent two nights at this tented camp on the southern shores of Lake Natron and can't say enough good things about it. Absolutely stellar devotion to customer service by Salim and his team. The tents were well appointed, clean and cozy - no mean...More

Date of stay: May 2017
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"We stayed in rooms 3 & 4 which were great, nice and close to the natural swimming pool."
Feb. 15, 2015
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"the tents by the steam are somewhat smaller, the bell tents definitely give you extra room if you have lots..."
Jun. 5, 2013
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"Stay in tent number 5 as it is the closest to the water spring where you can bathe or just take a dip."
Dec. 4, 2012
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