Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara national park is a scenic national park in Tanzania located in both Arusha and Manyara regions and lies in the Great Rift Valley, Lake Manyara national park covers an area of 230 square kilometers with a topography consisting of Lake Manyara a shallow alkaline lake formed in a depression in the rift valley system.

Lake Manyara national park

Lake Manyara national park

Lake Manyara national park is well known for tree-climbing lions and flocks of pink flamingoes, the park protects a variety of resident bird and wildlife species.

Animals in Lake Manyara national park include tree-climbing lions, zebra, bushbuck, waterbuck, Grant’s gazelle, impala, Thomson’s gazelle, Cape buffalo, giraffe, hippopotamus, baboon, warthog, elephant, wildebeests, leopard, African wild cat, spotted hyena, black-backed jackal, bat-eared fox, serval, honey badger, African civet, genet (Genets) species, mongoose species. Cheetah and African golden cats and many more.

Birdlife in Lake Manyara national park consists of over 300 bird species including resident and migratory bird species,  birds in Lake Manyara include flocks of flamingoes, Silvery-cheeked Hornbill, Narina Trogon, Crowned Hornbill, Schalow’s Turaco, Emerald Cuckoo, Crowned Eagle, ground-dwelling Crested Guineafowl, Crowned Plover, Grey Crowned Crane, Fischer’s Sparrow Lark, Two-banded courser, Black-faced Sand grouse and many more.

Safari activities to do in Lake Manyara national park include game viewing, birding, cultural visit to Masai Bombas, canoeing safaris, and walking safaris.