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.
Funny wildlife photos: part 3
Back by popular demand, here are some more entries from Mother Nature’s oh-so entertaining blooper reel…
by Claire Trickett10th March 2017
How do I get to &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge?
A number of airlines operate twice daily scheduled flights from Arusha Airport to Lake Manyara Airstrip, followed by a scenic 3½-hour drive to the lodge through the national park, with …
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by Claire Trickett23rd March 2017
Delve into a melting pot of cultures, and relish the delicious tastes of locally brewed banana beer Cultural tour of Mto Wa Mbu town
Why visit the Lake Manyara National Park?
One of Tanzania’s smaller wildlife reserve, Lake Manyara National Park is spectacular scenic and incredibly diverse. Although only a third of the park consists of dry land, the reserve boasts …
Safari by numbers: The beginner’s 101 guide
Welcome to Safari 101, the beginner’s guide to getting the most out of your luxury safari adventure…
by Claire Trickett24th August 2016
Tanzania – what should I pack?
With only 13.5lbs (20kgs) to spare you may need assistance with your packing list
Family fun with a conservation message
In 2013, we launched our exciting WILDchild programme at our lodges in South and East Africa...
by Claire Trickett4th August 2016
Do you believe in khaki fever?
The month of love is the perfect time to resurrect the heated debate: is khaki fever a real thing?
by Claire Trickett27th February 2017
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Calories don’t count when you’re on holiday so be sure to try these 15 must-try foods from around the world…
by Claire Trickett29th August 2016
Positive health in Lake Manyara
Working closely with the Africa Foundation, Lake Manyara Tree Lodge works with staff and communities in nearby Moyoka to follow a wellness programme geared towards developing and maintaining a healthy …