Lake Manyara National Park
- Nestled below the dramatic rift valley escarpment, Lake Manyara was extolled by Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”.
- Today Manyara remains a rare scenic gem, with edges tinted pink by thousands of flamingoes, and a compact game- viewing circuit offering a thrilling microcosm of the African safari experience.
- From the entrance the road winds through an expense of lush jungle – like groundwater forest where hundreds- strong baboon troops lounge nonchalantly along the road side, blue monkeys scamper nimbly between the ancient mahogany trees, dainty bushbuck tread warily through the shadow, and outsized forest hornbills honk cacophonously in the high canopy.
- Contrasting with the intimacy of the forest is the grassy floodplains and its expansive views eastwards, across the alkaline lake, to the jagged blue volcanic peaks that rise from the endless Maasai steppes.
- A narrow belt of acacia woodland is the favored haunt of Manyara’s legendary tree- climbing lions and impressively tusked elephants.
- Manyara provides the perfect introduction of Tanzania’s birdlife more than 400 spices recorded here.
- Tree climbing Lion (don’t kill yourself on these just take it as a bonus), Leopard, Elephants, Hippos, Baboons, Buffalo, one of the best place for birds.
- Game viewing, Walking, Night safari, and cultural tours,
- Good place for local lunch.