A strip shaped, shallow alkaline lake that is located next to the western border of Ngorongoro conservation area
, in northern Tanzania. Just like its bigger sibling lake Ndutu
, it serves as a water source for animals in the area, as well as tented camps, and lodges.
Its shallow depth make it seasonal, losing most of its surface area during the dry seasons or long droughts. It along with the lands nearby, serve as the water sources for the river that flows through the famous Olduvai gorge
What to do there?
Game watching, as most of the herbivores come to drink from it - bringing with them carnivores. But animals are better spotted during the early hours of the day, spending the rest of the day grazing in the lands nearby.
Other animals that you may see here include flamingos. zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, Thomson's gazelle etc. When done, you could visit som of the other attractions in the conservation area
.Best time to visit
In December, when the wildebeest migration is in or near the area, along with all times not in the rainy seasons of March to July every year.
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