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Lake Natron Camp

Budget Standard Luxury Campsite Permanent Campsite Lodge Hotel

Fast Facts

  • 7 tents
  • Each tent has a eco-toilet and shower
  • Mess tent

General Information

Situated close to Lake Natron, Lake Natron Camp sits on the surrounding grassy flats. The camp sits alongside a natural spring which feeds into a nearby soda lake. A swim in the cool water of the stream is a great way to combat the heat after a long day of game viewing.

The tents have a compost toilet and the water comes from the natural spring where an osmosis filter system makes it safe for drinking. The camp is designed, so that if it were dissembled, there would be no trace of it and the landscape would be totally restored.

From the camp you can walk with a Maasai guide to see the flamingoes feeding on the algae of Lake Natron.

The accommodation is unique and the tents are known as ‘bedu shade tents’. Each tent is covered by a separate, wide shaded mesh tent. This net helps to cut down the heat, and though the rooms can get rather warm through the day, this does help to keep the heat down.

Just outside each tent is a shaded lounge area with a pair of director’s chairs, a deck chair and a table where you will find mosquito repellant, glasses, fresh drinking water. Each tent also has a private path to the stream where you can take a cool dip.

Behind each tent, still under its shaded netting, each has a private eco toilet and shower. The shower does not have a hot and a cold tap, but is instead one warm temperature as the water is heated by the sun in a tank. Both the shower and the toilet are in slightly separate cubicles, encircled by green canvas and on wooden slatted platforms.


Lake Natron Camp is located on the southern end of Lake Natron on old volcanic flows at the edge of the lake flats.