WELCOME TO LAKE MANYARA
Welcome to Lake Manyara National Park well known for the tree climbing lions, the soda ash lake that attracts thousands and pink flamingos, one of Tanzania’s biggest elephant population and breathtaking scenery! This travel guide offers you the most updated information about the attractions, Lake Manyara accommodation, getting there and so much more. Enjoy your safari in Tanzania!
LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK, AT A LANCE
Lake Manyara is a shallow alkaline lake at the base of the western stretches of the Rift Valley Escarpment. It glitters in the sun and is often covered in cloud upon cloud of pink lesser flamingos. In the deeper areas of the lake small pods of hippo bask, ears flickering, with egrets resting on their backs.
Wildlife in Lake Manyara National Park
The park has excellent game densities and is perhaps best known for its tree-climbing lion, often found sprawled in the branches of sausage trees. There are big troops of olive baboon and blue monkeys, prolific elephant, buffalo, wildebeest, giraffe and zebra as well as a whole host of smaller animals.
Birdlife in the park is superb, with almost 400 species recorded. There are iridescent bee-eaters, silvery-cheeked hornbills and on the lake you’ll often find white pelicans as well as the flocks of flamingo.
Surrounding the lake is a particularly pretty park with a variety of habitats, including grassy floodplains, groundwater forest, acacia woodland and the rocky base of the escarpment.
best time to visit Lake Manyara?
Watching wildlife in Lake Manyara National Park is good all year, but at its best from late June to October, during the Dry season. However, this very scenic park is at its most beautiful during the Wet season, from November to May, when the vegetation is lush and waterfalls cascade down the escarpment.
TANZANIA FEATURED SAFARI PACKAGES
The tours below showcase just some of what is possible. Use these itineraries as starting points, or to draw inspiration. Then get in touch, and let our expert team help craft the perfect itinerary for you.
Visiting Tanzania and love luxury safari? This Tanzania Lodge Safari tour package is the perfect fit for you. From luxurious
On this safari package Kili Africa Tours allows you to explore all major of the popular Northern Circuit game parks.
This African Big five safari features three of the popular Northern Circuit game parks. You will see flamingos and other
In this tour we will cover the 2 most popular destinations in Tanzania - Tarangire National Park (1 night) and
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On this safari package Discover Northern Tanzania allows you to explore all major of the popular Northern Circuit game parks.