Lake Natron is a salt lake located in northern Tanzania, close to the Kenyan border, in the eastern branch of Africa's Great Rift Valley.
The high temperature (up to 41°C) and the high and very variable salt content of the lake does not support most wildlife. However it is an important habitat for flamingos and is home to endemic algae, invertebrates and even fish that can survive in the salty water.
The area around the salt lake is not inhabitated but there is some herding and some seasonal cultivation.
There are a number of campgrounds near the lake, which is also the base for climbing Ol Doinyo Lengai.