Lake Manyara National park is one of Tanzania’s smaller safari parks, blessed with stunning views from corner to corner. From the eastern side of the park, the Rift Valley escarpment emerges on the horizon with the glittery lake forming a glistening background. On the southern side, you will stumble upon the hot springs of Maji Moto.
The size of the park is 330 square kilometres with upto 220 square kilometres occupied by the Lake when the water levels are high.
Best known for its abundant birdlife the park has more than 400 recorded species of birds.
Wildlife also found in the park include Elephant, Baboon, Blue Monkey, Buffalo, Elephant, Dik Dik and Impala. The pink Flamingos are the highlight of Lake Manyara.
This park offers an option of night game drives. Cultural tours, Bike tours and Forest walks can be done around the National park.
Best time to visit:
July to October – For large mammals
December to July – For bird watching, waterfalls and canoeing