Lake Manyara National Park offers a wilderness experience in diverse habitats, from its Rift Valley soda lake to dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. Apart from a spectacular setting, the park is famous for its unusual tree-climbing lions and the vast elephant herds it was established to protect.
The shores of the lake, encrusted with pink flamingo, attract more than 400 species of birds, many of them waterfowl or migrants. Large herds of buffalo, cheetah, Masai giraffe and impala roam the lake shores and the forested valley slopes.
A Lake Manyara safari is a fascinating experience, as the park also features a ground-water forest, acacia tortilis woodland and hot springs called Maji Moto. Troops of several hundred olive baboon appear alongside Sykes monkey and short-eared galago. Cape clawless otter, Egyptian mongoose, hippo and klipspringer are other park residents.
Treasures of Tanzania Safari
Explore the shores of Lake Manyara, search for wildlife in the Serengeti and marvel at the Ngorongoro Crater
8 Days, 9 Nights | From USD 8 170 | Arusha, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti
Romantic East Africa safari
Sleep in the boughs of an ancient forest, camp on the Serengeti plains, bathe in rose petals at the Ngorongoro Crater and relax on a private island
11 Days, 10 Nights | From USD 10 365 | Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti and Zanzibar
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