Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park


Covering an area 330 square kilometres, Lake Manyara National Park is one of the smallest National parks in Tanzania. The unique tree-climbing lions, pink-flamingos, the breath-taking scenery and the soda-ash lake in the center add the scenic beauty to the park.

Highlights Of The Park

  • Set under the magnificence of the Great Rift Valley’s steep western escarpment, Lake Manyara National Park is a long beautiful park that safely protects the region.
  • As the location of the park is close to Arusha, so it’s easy to access the parks like Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti from Lake Manyara National Park.
  • The landscape of Lake Manyara National Park features a ground-water forest, acacia tortilis woodland and hot springs called Maji Moto.
  • Game drives, walking safaris, village trips, hiking and mountain biking are some of the activities that visitors can enjoy.
  • Lake Manyara provides a good view all around the year, but July to October is considered the peak.
  • November to April offers the best bird-watching; visitors can spot millions of flamingos and other birds.
  • An early morning visit to the park is highly recommended to encounter the animals having breakfast.

The Wildlife

  • The park does not hold that much concentrated wild animals as the neighbours.
  • But the park is home to some of the unique species like the tree-climbing lion. The lions of the park habitually can climb a tree and swing comfortably in the treetop.
  • Encountering a pride of lion relaxing in a treetop is an incredible sight for the visitors.
  • A huge number of baboons and elephants are also common to the park.
  • The other wild inhabitants of the park include wildebeest, buffalo, hippo, flamingo, zebra, warthog, waterbuck, giraffe, dik-dik and impala.
  • Lions are rare to see.
  • The dry season from June to October, the vegetation becomes thinner that makes viewing the wild animals easier.

The Birdlife

  • Varied birdlife are unique experiences to the visitors
  • Thousands of pink shading flamingos flock into the park and are usually spotted in the middle of the lake.
  • In addition to this the spoonbills, egrets, herons, stalks and other waders converge around the edges and water meadows.
  • The captivating species include crowned eagles, created guinea fowl, Silvery-cheeked hornbill, Southern ground hornbill, Spur-winged goose, Von der Decken’s hornbill, Yellow-billed stork and the noisy silvery cheeked hornbills.

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