Mkomazi, Lake Natron, Lake Eyasi & Others

Selous 3 Days Safari Package
MKOMAZI NATIONAL PARK
Conservation Area which 90% contains botanical species found in Tanzania, with 1/3 classified as unique in the world. Also home for the Rhino Project, re-introduced black Rhino from South Africa, breaded and reallocated in traditional natural habitat. Also there is breeding program for the African wild dog, which is endangered species.

Getting to Mkomazi: by road from Arusha / Moshi / Tanga

LAKE NATRON
Lake Natron :Is a salt lake located in northern Tanzania, close to the Kenyan border, in the eastern branch of Africa’s Great Rift Valley. The lake is fed by the Ewaso Ng’iro River but also by mineral-rich hot springs and is quite shallow, less than three meters (10 feet) deep, and varies in width depending on its water level, which changes due to high levels of evaporation, leaving high levels of salt and other minerals. The area area is dry and receives irregular rainfall. Temperatures in the lake can reach 50 degrees Celsius and depending on rainfall, the alkalinity can reach a pH of 9 to 10.5 (almost as alkaline as ammonia).

The area around the Lake Natron, salt lake is not inhabited but there is some herding and some seasonal cultivation. Threats to the salinity balance from increased fresh water influxes will come from more projected logging in Natron watersheds and a planned hydroelectric power plant on the Ewaso Ng’iro across the border in Kenya. Although development plans include construction of a dike at the north end of the lake to contain the fresh water, the threat of dilution to this breeding ground may still be serious. There is no formal protection.

Accommodation in Lake Natron

Lake Natron Tented Camp : 9 spacious semi luxury self contained tents fitted with electricity & water.

LAKE EYASI
Lake Eyasi is a scenic lake at the base of a steep section of the Rift Valley escarpment just south of the Ngorongoro Crater. At first glimpse Lake Eyasi appears very similar to Lake Manyara, but in reality the absence of significant groundwater means that it is far less able to sustain serious game populations.

Few people visit the area, often because of lack of animals, but those who do generally come in search of the Hadzabe tribe, a fast-diminishing tribe of hunter-gatherers who inhabit the lakeside forest.

The Hadzabe still hunt in their ancient traditional way with bow and arrow and True Africa guests can join them on their hunt. If you like you can even stay the night and learn more about this amazing tribe and their traditions.

If you think you might be interested in seeing Lake Eyasi or meeting the Hadzabe,

Activities:
Visit the Bushmen, cultural tours, bird watching, walking safaris.

Accommodation in Lake Eyasi:

Tindiga Tented Camp : 10 spacious traditional with en suite bathroom. the tents are fitted with electricity & water

MT MERU
Its second highest mountain with height of 4,566 m located in North East of Arusha looking towards Mt Kilimanjaro.

There is only one route for climbing through Momella gate in Arusha National Park. It takes 2 – 4 days to climb depending upon the weather.

OL DOINYO LENGAI
Is a volcano located in the north of Tanzania and is part of the volcanic system of the Great Rift Valley in Eastern Africa. It is located in the eastern Rift Valley, south of both Lake Natron and Kenya. It is unique among active volcanoes in that it produces natrocarbonatite lava, a unique occurrence of volcanic carbonatite. Further, the temperature of its lava as it emerges is only around 51 °C . A few older extinct carbonatite volcanoes are located nearby, including Homa Mountain.

Ol Doinyo Lengai” means “The Mountain of God” in the Maasai language of the native people.The record of eruptions on the mountain dates to 1883, and flows were also recorded between 1904 and 1910 and again between 1913 and 1915. A major eruption took place in June 1917, which resulted in volcanic ash being deposited about 48 kilometres away.

A similar eruption took place for several months in 1926 and between July and December 1940, resulting in the ash being deposited as far as Loliondo, which is 100 kms away. Several minor eruptions of lava were observed in 1954, 1955, 1958 the early 1960s.

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