Watch this video from our visit to Lake Natron – a large, salty lake and home to billions of salt loving micro organisms and algae, and millions of lesser flamingos that use the lake as a breeding ground, feeding on them.

The drive to Lake Natron took us on a long and dusty road of gravel and sand in the great Rift Valley, along the edge of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, passing the volcanoes and craters that are spread across this ancient landscape. With the Rift Valley rising up to our left, and the vast dusty valley to our right, this is some of the most dramatic scenery we’ve seen, and our final destination would not disappoint either. Sadly, this fragile ecosystem is currently under threat from planned industrial development, and the lesser flamingos of East Africa may face extinction.

Read the article about Lake Natron in the blog