Leopard in Manyara

Leopard in Manyara

Leopard in Manyara National Park where the tree climbing Lions are also found. More »

Serengeti Great Wildebeest Migration

Serengeti Great Wildebeest Migration

The most famous National Park or Destination, best known for its Great Wildebeest Migration. Wildebeests, Zebras and other animals make a massive move... More »

Kilimanjaro Mountain

Kilimanjaro Mountain

One of the Recommended Hiking Destinations you wo\\\'t like to miss while in Tanzania, consider climbing Kilimanjaro and will assist you to reach the peak... More »

Gorilla Trekking Tours in Rwanda

Gorilla Trekking Tours in Rwanda

Manyara Travel will take you to the wilderness of the deep forests of Virunga mountains where you will come into the eyes of the Mountain Gorillas; some rare species that can only be traced in the corridors of Rwanda Congo and Uganda. More »

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

The spectacular view of Victoria Falls in Zambia. More »

 

LAKE MANYARA

Situated close to Arusha and on route to Ngorongoro crater and Serengeti the Manyara National Park an essential stop for anyone visiting Tanzania. Size: 330 sq km (127 sq miles), of which up to 200 sq km (77 sq miles) is lake when water levels are high.

Lake Manyara is a very popular with Bird Watches as there are great opportunities for viewing and observing over 300 migratory birds, including flamingo, Long-crested Eagle and Grey-headed Kingfisher and throughout the park. More than 400 species of birds have been recorded and even casual tourist can be drawn in the abundance of water , bush and forest bird-life.

Contrasting with the intimacy of the forest is the grassy floodplain and its expansive views eastward, across the alkaline lake, to the jagged blue volcanic peaks that rise from the endless Maasai Steppes. Large buffalo, wildebeest and zebra herds congregate on these grassy plains, as do giraffes – some so dark in coloration that they appear to be black from a distance.

Inland of the floodplain, a narrow belt of acacia woodland is the favoured haunt of Manyara’s legendary tree-climbing lions and impressively tusked elephants. Squadrons of banded mongoose dart between the acacias, while the diminutive Kirk’s dik-dik forages in their shade. Pairs of klipspringer are often seen silhouetted on the rocks above a field of searing hot springs that steams and bubbles adjacent to the lakeshore in the far south of the park.

Activities
Game drives, night game drives, canoeing when the water levels is sufficiently high. Cultural tours, picnicking, bush lunch/dinner, mountain bike tours, abseiling and forest walks on the escarpment outside the park.

Tour guides are essential and Manyara Travel can help plan your safari to suit your needs.

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