Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park well known for the tree climbing lions, the soda ash lake and its flamingos, Lake Manyara national park is a small park at the base of the Rift Valley escarpment. Its groundwater forest offers a nice change of scenery from the more savannah dominated parks. a  lovely lake at the foot of the impressive Rift Valley Escarpment, rich in wildlife year round. It is easy to access, being on the main route up to Ngorongoro and Serengeti.

Lake Manyara national park
Lake Manyara national park

Lake Manyara has a big number of elephants, so many giraffes; zebras, wildebeest, impala, waterbuck, and warthog, small known shy Kik’s dik-dik as well as Klipspringer along the ramps of the escarpment. Leopards are hosted within the broken forests and escarpment, healthy lions that are widely known for their tree climbing ranks. This used to be a special character of the park which is not the case today. Regarded as Africa’s largest, huge herds of baboons are expected by most of the travelers.

Although the park is known for tree-climbing lions, big cats aren’t that easily seen. Elephants are very prolific and are the main attraction.

The park has good wildlife and is known for its legendary tree-climbing lions and impressively tusked elephants. Large buffalo, wildebeest and zebra herds congregate on the grassy plains. The hippo pool is a good place to see these creatures up close. The lake is a seasonal home to large flocks of flamingos and a wide array of water birds can be found on the shore at all times.

Lake Manyara National Park – Wildlife specials

Lake Manyara National Park Wildlife Specials the forest patch at the entrance of the park is home to habituated troops of olive baboons and blue monkeys. The occasional bushbuck can also be seen here, darting off in the undergrowth. Pairs of klipspringers are sometimes seen balancing on the rocks at the far south of the park.