Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara lies between Ngorongoro and Tarangire. Described as “the loveliest sight in Africa”
this picturesque park is dominated by the 300km square lake Manyara. This soda lake attracts thousands of greater and lesser flamingos which turn the edges of the lake a vibrant pink colour. This is one of Tanzania’s most scenic destinations, the perfect place for a photographic safari.
Manyara’s lush banks and forests support large numbers of wildlife including elephant, wildebeest, buffalo, hippo, flamingo, zebra, warthog, waterbuck, giraffe, dik-dik and impala. Guests visiting Manyara also come in the hopes of catching a glimpse of the park’s famous tree-climbing lions lounging in the branches of a tree. The forests are also home to a large troop of baboons which are known for delighting visitors.
Birders will delight in a visit to Manyara is also well known for its waders, water birds and tree-dwellers. Storks, pelicans and cormorants are a common sight alongside the flamingos. The park is home to over 400 species of birds.