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Lake Manyara National Park

This is a sanctuary for a large herd of elephants. In Africa, this park has the highest concentration of elephants. The superficial alkaline water hosts thousands of flamingos. There are groundwater springs, green forests, grassy flood plains, and acacia woodlands.

Lake Manyara National Park is the smallest park in Tanzania. Regardless, it has picturesque scenery of the Great Rift Valley. Migrant and aquatic birds populate the area. These include; crowned eagles, pink flamingos, silver cheeked hornbills, crested guinea fowl, and other avifauna. Animals that tourists can locate here are; impalas, African wild dogs, aqua bucks, zebra, klipspringer, lion, hippopotamus, warthogs, and buffaloes.

You can take a game drive at night, evening, and morning. Get to see the nocturnal animals in play. Lake Manyara NP is famous for its several troops of baboons on the planet. Egyptian mongoose, cape clawless, Syke monkey, short-eared galago are some of the primates you can see. Mountain biking is one of the unique activities that tourists can undertake.

Additionally, you can go for a village visit to learn about the Maasai way of life and customs. You can also take dinner/lunch in the bush. Walking safari is common, and it is the best way of exploring the scenery. There are several luxury lodges and camps inside and outside the park.

Animals at Lake Manyara

There are many animals in Lake Manyara. Like bushbucks, impalas, gazelles, baboons, warthogs, wildebeests, elephants, cape buffaloes, etc. Predators in the national park are leopards, cheetahs, African civets, foxes, servals, lions, brown hyenas, and many more.

Lake Manyara is also famous for having a large population of birds. Their numbers are over 400.

Activities at Lake Manyara

There are plenty of Safari activities at Lake Manyara. Visitors can take night and day game drives, birding safaris, boat rides, nature walks, and cultural visits.

Highlights of Lake Manyara

  • Maji Moto hot springs are located inside the national park.
  • Visiting the Ground Water Forest – A great site for a scenic experience.
  • Going to the Acacia Woodlands.
  • Has a large concentration of baboons.
  • A Birdwatching hotspot.
  • In the northern region of the park, there is a hippopotamus pool.

Best Time to visit Lake Manyara

Lake Manyara is an ideal Tanzania Safari destination to visit at any time of the year. For observing large mammals, July to October are the best months.

November to June are the best months for birdwatching in Lake Manyara. Lake Manyara is a perfect place for wildlife lovers. So, get ready to witness the things that it’ll offer.

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