A shallow alkaline lake that is located on the eastern border of Serengeti national park
, in northern Tanzania. It serves as a water source for both animals as well as hotels, camps and other facilities in the area. It shares the same basin as lake Masek
that is located a short distance east of it - but inside Ngorongoro conservation area
In 1973, the shores of lake Ndutu were the location of an archaeological excavation site about 140 square metres that led to the discovery of the Ndutu cranium
along with several remains of tools from over 500, 000 years ago.
What to do there?
Game watching, as animals come to drink from it throughout the day, although more can be seen in the morning. Some of the more common ones include Thomson's gazelle, wildebeest (when in season), Zebra, giraffe and flamingos.Best time to visit
During the last months of the year, when the wildebeest are in or near the area. If planning to stay in privately owned camps then this would also be the time when they area open.
The rainy seasons would require a good 4x4 to traverse the clay soils in the area around the lakes.
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