Lake Natron Camp is a unique, ecological camp set in one of the most visually dramatic locations in the world!

Home to the Maasai, abundant wildlife, and over 1 million flamingos, our camp is perfectly situated for amazing adventures!

Lake Natron Camp is home to the Hominid footprints, the largest breeding ground for Lesser Flamingo and  Ol Doinyo Lengai, the only active carbonatite volcano in the world (and the hardest 1-day hike in East Africa!)

Start or end your GREAT RIFT VALLEY TREK or WALK IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MAN to the Serengeti plains from Lake Natron Camp, Ngare Sero.

Whilst in camp, relax with a glass of wine in our natural pool or have a massage from a local Maasai. Take a short walk to the lake or cool off in the waterfalls.

Lake Natron Camp Rooms 

Lake Natron Camp holds ten spacious guest tents, cleverly disguised under camouflaged shade netting.

Each tent is comprised of a porch area, main bedroom, and en-suite bathroom with a shower and eco toilet. The main bedroom is furnished with a comfy king-size bed*, luxurious Egyptian linen, and furniture made from greenwood.

A private path leads from each tent to our natural swimming pool in the spring-fed stream.

*Each tent can also accommodate 2 extra single beds upon request.

Mess and Dining Area

As the sun rises behind Gelai the mess tent fills with exquisite colours of orange and pink.

Soon after, the strength of the sun heats the land quickly but the material of our tent is designed to keep you cool even during the hottest of days.

Guests can enjoy 360°views of the striking landscape that surrounds Lake Natron Camp.

Look north to the lake where hundreds of thousands of flamingos come to breed; or to the south where Ol Doinyo Lengai dominates the landscape in every way.

To the west, watch the sunset with a gin and tonic over the Masonic Mountain above the famous escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, or just relax on our Bedouin-style furniture (also made from waste plastic) and watch the world go by in one of the most peaceful environments you can imagine.

The mess is equipped with a bar, fridge, wifi, and charging point for your cameras and phones.

Please note this is the only place to “plug in” throughout the camp. Outside, guests can sit around the campfire in the evening and gaze at the millions of stars overhead from both the northern and southern hemispheres.

Where is Lake Natron Camp?

Lake Natron Camp is near the volcano, Ol Donyo Lengai, at the lowest point of the Great Rift Valley in East Africa at an altitude of 600m above sea level.

Here, between the only active carbonatite volcano in the world, 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 millions of flamingos to the north, is the oasis adjacent to the soda flats where Lake Natron Camp lies.

COORDINATES -2°35’51.3″S 35°55’04.7″E

How to Drive to Lake Natron Camp?

From Arusha, you can take 1 of 2 ways. Via MTO WA MBU (5 to 6 hours) or LONGIDO (5 hours)…

Depending on road and weather conditions. From Nairobi, it is quicker to go via Longido.

NOTE: the road is normally rough. Rain can make this a longer-than-published journey. Getting to Lake Natron is an adventure!

Is it possible to Fly to Lake Natron Camp?

Ask Coastal Aviation or Arusha Aero Cabs for information and costs on how to get to us… or if you have a private plane, you can fly to Ngare Sero airstrip (ask us for coordinates).  Ngare Sero airstrip is approximately 15 minutes away from Camp.

Is it possible to do Trekking at Lake Natron Camp?

If you’re feeling adventurous why not trek into Lake Natron from the Ngorongoro Highlands on the Great Rift Valley Trek or trek FROM Natron to Olduvai on the Footsteps of Man trek?

Lake Natron Camp Photos