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Lake
Manyara

Lake Manyara National Park is one of the oldest and most popular park in East Africa located 125 km west of Arusha town.

 

With the small total area of around 330 sq km makes it great place to ease into game driving on safari. More than 350 bird species has been recorded in and around the lake throughout the year with migration of birding season from November to May each year.

 

The shallow alkaline lake that is also formed within the Great Rift Valley system at around 960m in altitude is the main habitats that is making it possible to support a wealth of wildlife.

The tree-climbing lions, which are occasionally seen along branches of acacia trees, is the most famous behaviour that make them different from other lions.

 

Also common water birds like Egyptian geese, pelicans, spoonbills, hammerkops and the migration of flamingoes, which arrive in flocks of thousands that feed along the edge of the lake creating one of the Africa’s great natural pink view over the soda lake.

 

Wildlife Migration corridor, which allows wildlife to migrate between the nearby Tarangire National Park to the southeast,

Lake Manyara to the west, and the Engaruka Basin to the north.

 

Two hot springs (maji moto), buffalo, elephants, leopards, baboons, impala, giraffes, zebra, wildebeest, ostrich and hippos pool these are interesting site in the park.  Soda lake occupies 77% of the National Park , the ground water forest, open grassland, acacia woodland and the rift wall.