Lake Manyara National Park is situated below the cliffs of the Manyara Escarpment, on the edge of the Rift Valley, this Park offers varied ecosystems, incredible bird life, and breathtaking views. This park can be considered as the first destination during your great wildebeest migration tour.
Lake Manyara National Park Map
Lake Manyara National Park Location
Lake Manyara National Park is located north east of Tarangire national park and south of Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National park. This park features the alkaline lake, evergreen ground water forests similar to Udzungwa forest, bush plains, baobab strewn cliffs, and algae-streaked hot springs. All these features offer unbelievable ecological variety in a small area, rich in wildlife and large numbers of birds which one should expect to see during the safari holidays.
The alkaline soda of Lake Manyara is home to an incredible collection of bird life that flourishes on its brackish waters. Thousands of pink flamingo feed themselves from the abundant green blue algae which grows in the lake. The Yellow-billed storks fly on thermal winds rising up from the escarpment, and herons flap their wings against the sun-drenched sky. Even reluctant bird-watchers will find something to watch and marvel at within the national park.
Lake Manyara National Park tree-climbing lions are another reason for you to visit this park. This park is also host the high concentration of baboons than anywhere in the world.
From the entrance gate, the road pass through the groundwater forest where hundreds of olive baboons can be spotted and different species of birds.
The grassy floodplain inhibited by different species of mammals such as buffalo, wildebeest and zebra. Their herds congregate on these grassy plains, and so do the giraffes.
Best Time to Visit Lake Manyara
Lake Manyara National Park is accessible throughout the years no matter of the season and climate. There is paved road from Arusha to Mto wa Mbu village where is the park entrance gate.
Activities in Lake Manyara
The main activities while in Lake Manyara include the day time game driving, short walks and cultural tours.