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. With its location well en route Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti, Lake Manyara National Park is worth a stop in its own right.

The alkaline soda of Lake Manyara is home to an incredible array of bird life that thrives on its brackish waters. Pink flamingo stoop and graze by the thousands colorful 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 this national park.

Lake Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions are another reason to pay a visit to this 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.

Getting there: Road transfer mainly.

What to do: Game drives (Day & Night), bird watching, photography, scenery sighting, Boating and Canoeing, Horse and Camel Riding, Camping Safaris, Mountain Biking.

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