Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park covers an area of 390 square kilometers. The center ofthe park is a ground water reservoir which is partially fed by small riversflowing down the steep slopes. There are hot water springs which appeared during the formation of the Great Rift Valley. The lake attracts huge flocks ofbirds. Thousands of flamingos gather here, their pink plumage reflected beautifully in the waters of the lake. Other species of bird found here include pelicans, storks, sacred ibis and Egyptian geese. It is here that visitors canwatch tree-climbing lions that spend hours resting on the branches of theacacia trees, three to seven meters above the ground.

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Lake Manyara National Park

Uniqueness of Park

Located beneath the cliffs of the Manyara Escarpment, on the edge of the Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park offers varied ecosystems, incredible bird life, and breathtaking views.

Lake Manyara is famous tree climbing lions are another reason to pay a visit to this park. The only kind of their species in the world, they make the ancient mahogany and elegant acacias their home during the rainy season, and are a well-known but rather rare feature of the northern park. In addition to the lions, the national park is also home to the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world a fact that accounts for interesting game viewing of large families of the primates.

Best Time to Visit

Dry season (July - October) for large mammals; Wet season (November - June) for bird watching, the waterfalls and canoeing.

Dry Season

July - October

Wet Season

November - June

Rain Season

June - October

Getting There

Driving Distance: 125 km, Duration: 2 hours 22 mins, Route: A104 and B144

Wildlife

Buffalo

Buffalo

100%
Giraffe

Giraffe

80%
Lion

Lion

80%
Wildebeest

Wildebeest

100%
Elephant

Elephant

100%
Zebra

Zebra

100%
Leopard

Leopard

80%
Hippo

Hippo

90%

Activities

  • Night Game Drives
  • Wildlife Safaris
  • Game drive
  • Birding Safari
  • Camping Safaris
  • Horse and Camel
  • Riding Mountain Biking
  • Wedding Safar

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