Visit Lake Manyara
Lake Manyara lies on the edge of the western escarpment of the Great Rift Valley. It's a shallow but expansive lake, which is often coloured pink by large flocks of flamingos. They're one of 400 bird species that can be seen in a park that comprises a swathe of acacia woodland fringing the lakeshore. Hornbills, pelicans, bee-eaters, barbets and rollers are a few of the birds to look out for during the day, while owls can often be heard at night.
Large numbers of elephants, giraffes and Lake Manyara's famous tree-climbing lions are other notable residents. Although it's sometimes overlooked in favour of the better-known safari parks on the northern circuit, Manyara is well worth visiting for its distinctive wildlife and quieter appeal.
Top itineraries in Lake Manyara
Staying in luxury safari lodges, enjoying expert-led game drives and indulging with full-board gourmet dining throughout, this small-group safari takes in the best of Tanzania’s national-park treasures, from Ngorongoro Crater to the Serengeti. It’s all capped with some beach relaxation in Zanzinbar.
Top places to stay in Lake Manyara
The only lodge in the small yet diverse Lake Manyara National Park, guests are offered an exciting safari experience in a game-rich environment which includes large herds of elephant, buffalo, and the famous tree-climbing lions.
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