Lake Manyara National Park

Signature safari*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.The forests and escarpments host a somewhat smaller, but significant population of leopards and tree-climbing lions. Regarded as Africa’s largest, huge herds of baboons are expected by most of the travelers.

Bird watching in Manyara
Birds have a varying life experience within this park. In the middle of the lake, you should be able to spot the pelicans and pink shaded flamingos, while species like spoonbill, egret, heron, stalk like to hang out mostly in the edges and water meadows. The woodlands and evergreen forests offer equally good bird viewing experience. Examples here include, crowned eagles, created guinea fowl, and the noisy silvery cheeked hornbills

Park Entrance and Access
From Arusha, it’s only a one hour and 30 minute drive to Lake Manyara National Park. If you’re coming from Ngorongoro Crater, it is less than an hour. The northern part of the park, which is an excellent birding place, does get busy in the afternoon hours. It is generally advised to stay inside the park if possible or just near it for two days to enjoy the game viewing to its fullest. A full day safari will commence the tour.

Two main gates, that is in the north and the south make up the 2 main entrances to Lake Manyara National Park. The gate on the north has a number of accommodations located along it, hence why is the busier of the two. As you move towards the far south, the gate is rarely used as it usually has controlled access. Just a few lodges and camps are permitted to use this gate.

Behind the splendid scenery of the Great Rift Valley’s steep escarpment in the west is the narrow area that safeguards the area between the escarpment and Lake Manyara. The silvery bowls of salt deposits facilitate the ability of the alkaline Lake Manyara to expand contract with the seasons. Grassy floodplains neighbor it so closely while bands of mixed acacia woodlands in the far end. There are also patches of ever green forests next to the escarpment. These are kept going by the perennial underground waters coming from the bottom of the escarpment.