Lake Natron Tented Camp

Located between the Ngorongoro Highlands and the Serengeti Plains, Lake Natron is a haven for Flamingos. Slightly removed from the lake in a wooded grove, Lake Natron Tented Camp offers a basic standard of accommodation

Accommodation at Lake Natron Tented Camp

The camp offers nine self-contained lodge tents and four mobile self-contained tents. These are reasonably spacious though somewhat close together. The tents feature en suite bathrooms with showers, flushing toilets and wash-basins and private verandas.

The camp advertises itself as having good hot water, but in truth the supply can be intermittent. The tents have electric lighting as well as mosquito coils and nets and candles and matches for when the generators are switched off or in case they go down.

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Food and Drink at Lake Natron Tented Camp

The camp offers a restaurant as well as kitchen facilities. Food is not particularly good quality. One can expect very sub-standard meals and little variety (often the same meal will be served three nights in a row or more). While this is not unusual on Safari it is avoidable and it is generally agreed that the camp should be working much harder on its dining provisions.

Breakfast is better with a reasonable buffet (pancakes, cereals and eggs to order). The breakfast buffet does inevitably attract flies and bees however.

The camp bar is usually well stocked, but again, choice is limited. The camp does build a nightly fire around which on can enjoy a drink and meet fellow travellers.

Service at Lake Natron Tented Camp

Staff at Natron Camp are not particularly friendly, and while service is passable, it is less professional and attentive than at many safari accommodations.

The camp offers laundry service, Internet service (very slow) and room service. The camp boasts a natural pool and a garden area.

Things to do at Lake Natron Tented Camp

Lake Natron Tented Camp is well located for various excursions. Many guests chose to climb mount Oldonyo Lengai. Guests are warned that this is a difficult climb through rough vegetation and that the path is covered with ash after the recent eruptions in 2007/2008. Only physically fit people should attempt the climb.

Hikes to nearby waterfalls, treks and Maasai village cultural walks and tours are also very popular. The camp can help organises excursions to see the flamingos as well as picnics, bush dinners and sunset drinks.

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