Lake Natron

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See the flamingoes at Lake Natron
Inhospitable might not sound like the most appealing word when it’s used to describe a tourist destination, but it’s Lake Natron’s inhospitable nature which makes it the perfect spot for seeing flamingos. These elegant, pale pink birds flock here by the thousand each year, attracted by the safe and secure soda lake to lay their nests. It’s safe because of the distinct lack of predators, who can’t survive in this searing, hostile environment when the only water to drink is both hot and alkaline. The scenery here is otherworldly, with the cracked red surface of the lake surrounded by barren towering mountains. Rather disturbingly, but also kind of fascinatingly, mummified birds are found along the shoreline, which have been calcified by the lake over hundreds of years.
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Lake Natron