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Lake Ndutu

Lake Ndutu is located in the south eastern side of the Serengeti national park. This is within the vicinity of the Ngorongoro conservation area. The area has great view and these will also reward you with great wildlife since the lake is located in the center of the plains of the Kilimanjaro. The lake is covered in the beautiful acacia tress that helps it attract a lot of wildlife here. This destination has been a favorite spot for tourism since the year 1960. It has attracted a lot of filmmakers, researchers in wildlife and documenters. Researchers like Jane Goodall and Hugo van Lawick used Ndutu as a headquarters for much of their research.

Lake Ndutu has enough water and vegetation to attract a lot of animals and their predators to hunt them. There are a lot of bird species here as well. The lake is located I a bowl shaped ditch which has a complete ecosystem and this makes the animals come here and never leave. This makes the area a very good place for game viewing.

The lake is a shallow lake and it’s also an alkaline lake. It’s on the South eastern border of the Serengeti national park which is also in the vicinity of the Ngorongoro. The Lake shares the same basin with the Lake Masek which is in the eastern side of the Ngorongoro conservation area.

The excavation research in 1973 on the shore of the lake Ndutu led to the discovery of cranium mineral ores in the Ngorongoro conservation area. The archaeological research was looking to find the remains expected to have been here for over 500,000 years.

Best time to visit Ngorongoro crater

It’s possible that you can visit the Lake Ndutu any time throughout the year. But some months are covered  in cold weather and rains and snow especially the top and yet some are dry and a lot more favorable. Its best advised time to visit Ndutu area is between the months of December to February and Mid June to September. Ideally these are the dry months but even then, sometimes it can and gets a bit messy. It is however believed that a day of rain may not be as bad as rain that comes in a season and rains on a daily. But even the months that are considered to be cold or wet may not necessarily be so. They can even go weeks without any rain. The wet months are March to Mid June and October to November.

The dry months are also the most crowded. The mountain can be filed with tourist. For people that have intent to explore extensively, you may need to reconsider.

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