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Ngare Sero - Lake Natron Camp

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 24 December 2016

I've seen a few other camps around Lake Natron and have to say that this one is my favorite. Stayed here with two friends for three nights in December and had such a wonderful time that I'll be back. All because of: - their emphasis on being eco-friendly and as close to nature as possible. - the closeness to wildlife:...

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Arusha, Tanzania
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We did the walk from Empakai Crater to Lake Natron so we were exhausted when we arrived. The camp is in a surreal place, stunningly beautiful and completely off the beaten track. I was amazed with the luxury it provided: very large tents, fitted showers, electricity day and night, and wifi.. The pool was a natural pool, gorgeous and transparent...

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Ake L, Owner at Ngare Sero - Lake Natron Camp, responded to this review

Hi Sophie - thank you very much for your review and we're delighted you had a great time. Quite the mix of experiences there and we're so glad you took the time to visit with family. Karibu tena!!! our very best!

Midlands
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The views and feeling of isolation are simply surreal - it's magical! Arriving here late afternoon with just an hour until sunset made this place feel truly special . And at this time of year (September- end of dry season) Everywhere was bathed in a warm golden glow which really did make the place feel so serene and magical. We...

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Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We had the privilege to spend two nights at this camp recently. It was VERY WINDY and it is something of a volcanic desert. However, it is a very special place and I would rate it as one of the highlights of our recent East Africa trip. Our party of 12 was the only party present at the time, and...

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Ake L, Owner at Ngare Sero - Lake Natron Camp, responded to this review

Thank you Timmerhus for your review - by the way did you know that the decking is in fact recycled plastic planks? We are the first company in Tanzania to use this and it is literally made from rubbish collected from the roadsides. We're very grateful to have hosted you, and should you return then we'd be delighted to host...

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I was very excited to go back to Lake Natron after my time here two years ago and was blown away by how the camp had developed. Even with more guest tents this is still an amazingly peaceful place with plenty of spots to sit, relax and take in the views. But make sure that when you arrive you make...

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Ake L, Owner at Ngare Sero - Lake Natron Camp, responded to this review

Loved having you back Katie, KARIBU SANA!! When are you coming back then? kind regards, Lake Natron Team

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 July 2016

This camp was a pleasure to stay in and definitely looked much nicer than the other camps I saw whilst driving around Lake Natron. For me the highlight of the camp is the spring in the centre of it. There's a pool you can swim in which is perfect for cooling off in when its hot (which in Natron is...

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Ake L, Owner at Ngare Sero - Lake Natron Camp, responded to this review

Dear James, apologies for the time taken to respond to your detailed feedback - and thank you for taking the time to do so, perfect for us to work with and on. As you indicate, our staff are always ready to go the extra mile and long may that continue - nevertheless I wanted to address your points in more...

Arusha, Tanzania
Reviewed 3 July 2016

I had the opportunity to stay at Lake Natron Camp in May, 2016. It was a beautiful and restful trip, spent doing yoga, swimming in the springs, and taking walks around the camp enjoying the scenery and wildlife. A very peaceful retreat in Natron.

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Ake L, Owner at Ngare Sero - Lake Natron Camp, responded to this review

Hi Elsa, thanks for the review!! You're always welcome and we love having our friends and residents come for a stay - karibu tena! Team Lake Natron

Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Our family had an incredible two night stay at Lake Natron Camp! We were immediately refreshed from the midday heat by jumping in the gorgeous natural spring on property. The subsequent sunset view over the lake was nothing short of breathtaking as we enjoyed our sundowners and delicious samosas prepared by the excellent resident chef. The rooms are simple, yet...

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Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

Absolutely loved it at the lake. Staff were great, tents were super and as for the setting...awe inspiring. Took a dip in the swimming hole, dawn walk to see the flamingos, gorge walk for a swim in the waterfall pool and then sundowners with the echoes of ancient man as the lions roared in the distance and the pelicans preened...

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 April 2015

Stayed 2 nights over Easter and had a fantastic weekend. If you’re into adventure definitely try the alternative route up Oldoinyo Lengai which has been recently completed by owners of the camp. It's a tough climb in places but well worth it when you see the huge volcanic crater at the top. There’s also rock climbing, abseiling, hiking to the...

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Ake L, Owner at Ngare Sero - Lake Natron Camp, responded to this review

Thanks Andrew - hugely exciting to host you guys on our new route up Lengai (to be fair thanks to the Dorobo wazee 20 years ago!!) and that was an amazing weekend. Thanks for supporting and Karibu tena anytime!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The ideal northern circuit safari stop over at Lake Natron near the Oldonyo Lengai Volcano and Engaresero waterfalls.At the lowest point of the Great Rift Valley in East Africa at an altitude of 600m above sea level, sits the shallow Lake Natron. Here, between the only active volcano in Tanzania, 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 thousands of flamingos to the north, is the cool oasis adjacent to the soda flats where Lake Natron eco-camp lies.Our tented camp has 10 sleeping tents, one common tent with the bar, dining and lounge area. The camouflaged Bedu tents were especially designed for the Natron area. The Bedu tents help keep guests cool during the day and protect them from the occasional strong winds. Each tent is furnished with full size beds, quality linen and blankets, bedside tables, reading lamps, tables and chairs and has its own running water, shower and ensuite toilet. A private path leads from each tent to a natural swimming pool in the spring-fed stream.Lake Natron Camp was originally built by Tim Leach and now has been taken over Summits Africa / Tembea LTD who continue to develop the eco sensitive initiatives that this camp is famous for whilst adding in extra comfort and activities. There are no permanent structures, no cement bricks or wooden platforms. Water is manually pumped directly from the spring for bathing and run through a desalination filter for drinking. We have a 315 hectare concession area for conservation with the Engare Sero village and we physically protect it from poaching and livestock over-grazing. The income generated by the community from tourism is used primarily for secondary school education. Thus, we are helping to increase the value of the environment and its wildlife for the local masai village and provide the community with the incentive to further protect and cherish this wild area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ngare Sero - Lake Natron Camp

Address: Ngorongoro District | P.O. Box 14342, Lake Natron, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Lake Natron
Price Range: $131 - $340 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“We stayed in rooms 3 & 4 which were great, nice and close to the natural swimming pool.”
 of 5 bubbles Samantha_Button, 15 Feb 2015 | Read review
“the tents by the steam are somewhat smaller, the bell tents definitely give you extra room if you have lots of luggage.”
 of 5 bubbles antonellaz968, 5 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Stay in tent number 5 as it is the closest to the water spring where you can bathe or just take a dip.”
 of 5 bubbles RobertoBalcker, 4 Dec 2012 | Read review
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