lake Magadi (moru)

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A small alkaline lake that is located in central Serengeti - north western Tanzania, with it's name 'Magadi' meaning soda ash in swahili. It serves as a watering hole for the animals in the area - from wildebeest to lions, offering tourists a chance to see them in the open.

What to do there?Game drives, air safaris or balloon safaris of it and nearby places. For a list of other attractions in the area, please see the section below after map or the attractions page.

Best time to visitThe first four months of the year, when the wildebeest are in or near this area, with their newly born calves, and horde of predators. The rainy seasons begin in March, going all the way to June turning the plains to a lush green grassland as well as making some of the smaller less used roads impassable.

The lake's water volume is also larger during this time.

Location of lake Magadi (moru)Lake Magadi of Moru kopjes is located next to Mbalageti river, and in Central Serengeti - about a 15 minutes drive south of Seronera. The actual kopjes are a short distance south of the lake.

For more information on this location, please see the map below.

How to get there?By air would be more convenient, offering the added advantage of seeing the park from above along with its neighbour Ngorongoro. The largest and closest airstrip that could be used is the one in Seronera, though there are others in Ndutu and Kusini area.

Alernatively, getting there by car would be the more scenic route, offering a chance to tour the rest of the park using either a privately owned, rental or tours and travels vehicle. There is no preference for 4x4's but they perform better, especially if intending to roam the plains during the rainy season.

For more information on park fees and tariffs, please see the TANAPA website.

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