Lake Manyara National Park may be smaller than some of Tanzania’s other wildlife areas, but still offers great safari opportunities and is much less visited. The alkaline soda lake attracts abundant flamingos and other birdlife, and the area is famous for its baboons and elusive tree-climbing lions. You can also spot elephant, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, impala, hippo and klipspringer in its swamps, forests and grasslands.
Lake Manyara National Park is a relatively small park, consisting of a shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park) at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. Lake Manyara National Park’s varied shoreline contains a wide variety of landscape, including lush groundwater forests, a swampy fan delta, acacia woodlands and a small grassy plain. This varied habitat attracts a wide variety of wildlife, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, the infamous tree climbing lions and large flocks of flamingos and birdlife.
The national park is very picturesque but the dense groundwater forest areas can make spotting animals more difficult - but undoubtedly exciting
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