The flamingos of Natron lay their eggs normally during the end of the dry season in September and October but the hatching starts in the early parts of the wet season, and climaxing by December.

Best Time To Visit Lake Natron

As you plan your Adventure African in northern Tanzania, you should consider the weather and outdoor temperature so that you prepare properly, and also have the opportunity to relax and enjoy your activities. The weather at Lake Natron is primarily hot and mostly dry, and the coolest months are June through August, but some guests find these temperatures tropically warm as well since Tanzania is located just south of the equator. It also does get very windy at Natron. You may choose to schedule your tour of East Africa during the rainy or dry season at Lake Natron.

Since this area is not a wildlife destination, the dry season does not see any concentration of wildlife – simply because the lake is highly alkaline, and terrestrial and mammalian life do not drink its waters. You only want to visit during the dry season because it is an excellent time for walking tours around the lake, and also for trekking up Ol Doinyo Lengai. The short and long wet spring season from November to May with hot humid spells in January and February, though, brings new life to the area around Lake Natron, and you may prefer a more lush landscape for your African active-adventure safari.

The flamingos of Natron lay their eggs normally during the end of the dry season in September and October but the hatching starts in the early parts of the wet season, and climaxing by December. The rainy and dry seasons may also affect the price of Natron accommodations, although the costs associated with travel and safari activities do not change. Your lake lodgings may cost less during the rainy season, which is typically the low tourism season. If you plan to visit during the wet season, though, you may also consider that roads and trails to and around Lake Natron may be more difficult to traverse, and this could affect the convenience and full availability of activities.