Tanzania Lake Manyara National Park

Located 125 km west of Arusha town, nestling by the wall of the Great Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park is one of the oldest and most popular sanctuaries in East Africa. The park has a large variety of habitats, making it possible to support a wealth of wildlife in its small area. The main habitats include the  shallow  soda  lake  itself  which  occupies  77%  of  the  National  Park  total  area  of  330  sq.  Km, the ground water forest, open grassland, acacia woodland and the rift wall. The most famous spectacle in the park is the tree-climbing lions, which are occasionally seen along branches of acacia trees. Other animals  found  in  the  park  include  buffalo,  elephants,  leopards,  baboons,  impala,  giraffes,  zebra,  wildebeest,  ostrich  and  hippos.  Popularly  referred  to  as  an  ornithologist’s  paradise,  Lake  Manyara  National Park contains over 400 bird species found in most savanna and river habitats in East Africa. Common water birds to be seen here are pelicans, spoonbills, Egyptian geese, hammerkops and the migratory  flamingos,  which  arrive  in  hundreds  of  thousands  creating  one  of  Africa’s  great  natural  sights over the soda lake.

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