Lake Natron — Tanzania’s Hypersaline Red Lake

Sidra Kazmi


The salinity of lakes, seas, and oceans is one of the common characteristics that we usually come across. But Lake Natron is so deadly and beautiful that one cannot imagine dipping into it.  Lake Natron in the north Ngorongoro District of the Arusha Region in Tanzania is a unique and phenomenal natural wonder. The lake is relatively shallow, with an approximate depth of less than 3 metres, which may vary depending on the water level. The striking features of Lake Natron are its hypersaline conditions due to its high alkaline concentration, distinctive deep red or orange colour, and…read more on NOPR