In Tanzania's popular northern circuit, Lake Eyasi and Lake Natron form an ideal highlight for those who wish to escape the majority of the tourists and go off the beaten track. These hardly explored areas see relatively little tourism yet offer spectacular sceneries with great walking opportunities, unique interaction with the local tribes and a welcome relaxation during the safari.
Lake Eyasi is located southwest of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and attracts many flamingos. It is home to the indigenous bushman, also known as the Hadzabe tribe, who are still traditional hunters and gatherers.
Lake Natron lies in the middle of a volcanic moonscape in Africa's Great Rift Valley, between rolling hills and deep craters. The special colours of the lake are due to the blue algae in the salty water, which harbours a fascinating eco-system. The lake is the only regular breeding place in East Africa for the lesser flamingos, which are becoming more and more endangered.
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