Lake Manyara National Park
Manyara occupies 320 square km, but 231 square km of
these are made up of its vast alkaline lake, which
attracts wide flocks of pink flamingoes.
Lake Manyara National Park is a small but scenic
safari park, excellent for birdwatching and a good area
to find elephant, as well as the potential excitement of
spotting a legendary Lake Manyara tree-climbing lion.
Lake Manyara National Park is ideally suited for a few
hourís exploring and wildlife watching at the start of a
safari and/or a morning at the end, as it lies on route
to and from Ngorongoro and the Serengeti.
Lake Manyara and is a good soft introduction to
Tanzania Northern Circuit safari experience. Manyara is
a magical and scenic park with a horseshoe-shaped
driving route through wooded pathways that wend between
the banks of the alkaline soda water lake and the
impressive rise of the Great Rift escarpment.
Elephant, giraffe, buffalo and wildebeest can be
found grazing in unexpected clearings in the woodlands
or heading towards water sources to drink or wash. The
rivers and riverbeds provide scenic vistas for wildlife
Warthog seem to thrive here, growing notably fat and
tuskered, and it is a natural playground for baboons and
The tree-climbing lion of Lake Manyara inspire extensive
theorising as to the wonders of evolution, and are also
notoriously rarely seen.