A large field in northern Serengeti national park
that is famous for its salty deposits for which the hooved animals love to lick. This makes it a good area to see a large number of animals and the predators that come with them.
The field is a meeting point for 4 smaller rivers, the largest being the Bologonja, thus making it swampy in the rainy seasons. What to do there?
Game drives, especially to view the multitude of animals that come to to the area, as well as how the react to the salts. Animals are much easily seen here due to the shorter vegetation.
For a list of other attractions that you could see in the area, please see the attractions page
.Best time to visit?
Any time not in the rainy seasons of March to June, or during October and November if interested in the wildebeest migration.
Location of Larelemangi Salt Lick
Larelemangi salt lick is located along the Bologonja river, just a few kilometres from the actual Bologonja springs
and in northern Serengeti. It is also quite a distance from the main road, with turning points on both the roads to Kogatende and Naironde springs.
For more information on this location, please see the map below.How to get there?
By air or by vehicle, with the first method requiring the use of the Kogatende airstrip, the Lobo airstrip
or other airstrips in the Serengeti - before using a prearranged vehicle for the rest of the way.
The longer and more scenic route is usually done as part of a much longer tour taking more than a day and driving in from either Ndabaka
or Naabi hill
. Most of the roads from there can be used in any season, with the exception of the last bit from the main road.
There is no preference for 4x4's although they do perform better, be it a private or rental one. For more information on park fees and tariffs, please see the TANAPA website.