The Lake Natron is considered one of the most inhospitable places on earth, at first glance it seems impossible to think that people and animals can live in a context that remembers more a lunar landscape than the earth.
 
In reality, the Lake Natron basin houses many Maasai villages and many animal species.
 
This alkaline lake is located at the bottom of the Great Rift Valley whose walls rise 600 meters.
 
The Lake Natron also offers the best view of the Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano, the Maasai sacred mountain, that rises with its 2,886 meters from the bottom of the Great Rift Valley.
 
The volcano is easily accessible and you can reach it with a couple of trekking days.
 

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Ol Doinyo Lengai - Photo Credits: Romina Facchi

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