Lake Natron Camp, Ngare Sero

  • Fantastic tented camp on the shores of Lake Natron
  • Ten ‘Bedu shade’ tents, designed by the camp’s own owner/director
  • Phenomenal location, very atmospheric camp. A true gem
  • Excellent walks from camp, including the challenging Ol Doinyo Lengai
  • One of our favourite properties and areas in Africa!
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Lake Natron Camp enjoys a spectacular location on the grassy plains overlooking the southern edge of Lake Natron. Due to its eco-friendly values and interest in the local community, the camp has a truly authentic feel.

We think Lake Natron Camp, Ngare Sero is simply brilliant, one of our favourite camps in Africa! Great value, amazing location and a camp that should be included by anyone on a trip to northern Tanzania! High praise indeed…so go and see it! Not convinced yet? Take a look at our Lake Natron Camp blog to find out more.

It is also exceptionally well placed for exploring the Lake Natron area.

The main area consists of a Bedouin-style tent, underneath mesh net to ensure that guests keep cool. It is decorated in an informal manner, with hammocks, substantial cushions and sumptuous Persian rugs. However, there is also a long table for dining. Not far from camp, there is a spring leading into a soda lake that forms a natural swimming pool!

The camp has ten guest tents, named ‘Bedu shade’ tents. These are designed and patented by the owner/director of the camp. A wide mesh net covers the accommodation, guaranteeing shade and encouraging fresh breezes. All tents boast full-size beds with high-quality bedding, lounge area with table and directors’ chairs, en-suite facilities comprising compost toilet and shower, and private path to the soda lake.

An exciting range of walks is available from the camp, including the Great Rift Valley Hike, the Waterfalls Hike, the Flamingo Lake Walk, rambling the lake flats in search of other bird species and hiking deep into the Ngare Sero gorge. The famous ‘Lake Natron footprints’ are also accessible from camp. Guests feeling fit might like to try The Mountain of God – Lengai Climb, ascending the live volcano overnight and being rewarded with breathtaking views from the summit. It is possible also to visit the homes of the local Maasai people and the camp is happy to organise excursions farther afield – biking across the Serengeti and hiking into Olduvai gorge, for example. There really is a lot to do here!

"Absolutely outstanding! What an area, what a cool camp and what an experience overall. Very few people bother going to this region, but for sheer adventure and wow factor to the experience this is one of Tanzania's true highlights."