Lake Manyara National Park

Manyara’s captivating landscape includes a stunning array of birdlife as well as their famous tree-climbing lions and other large wildlife that surround the park.

Lake Manyara National Park offers varied ecosystems, incredible bird life, and breathtaking views. Located on the way to Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti, Lake Manyara National Park is well worth the stop.

This unique and captivating ecosystem includes a combination of rich forests, classic bush plains, towering cliffs strewn with baobob trees, and hot springs. This habitat is also home to several wildlife species, big and small.

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.

What You’ll See

Lake Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions are one of the highlights of this park.

Birdlife

The alkaline soil of Lake Manyara is home to an incredible array of bird life that thrives on its brackish waters.

Pink flamingoes stoop and graze by the thousands, colourful specks against the grey minerals of the lake shore.

Yellow-billed storks swoop and corkscrew on thermal winds rising up from the escarpment, and herons flap their wings against the sun-drenched sky. Even reluctant bird-watchers will find something to watch and marvel at within the national park.

Large Wildlife

Lake Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions are another reason to pay this park a visit. The only kind of their species in the world, they make the ancient mahogany and elegant acacia trees 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 makes for interesting game viewing, with large family units scattered throughout.

Source: Tanzania Tourist Board

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