Explore Lake Manyara National Park
One of the oldest and most well-known parks in East Africa is Lake Manyara National Park, which is situated 125 kilometers west of the town of Arusha and beneath the Great Rift Valley’s escarpment. The park’s wide range of ecosystems allows it to sustain a plethora of animals in its constrained space.
The shallow soda lake itself, which takes up 70% of the 320 sq km total area of the national park, the groundwater forest, open grassland, acacia woodland, and the rift wall are the principal ecosystems. The park’s most well-known attraction is its infrequent sightings of lions scaling acacia tree branches.
Buffalo, elephants, leopards, baboons, impala, giraffes, zebra, wildebeest, ostriches, and hippos are among the other creatures that may be seen in the park. Many people refer to Lake Manyara National Park as an ornithologist’s paradise since it is home to over 400 bird species that can be found in most savanna and river environments in East Africa. Pelicans, spoonbills, Egyptian geese, hammerkops, and migratory flamingos, who come in their hundreds of thousands and create one of Africa’s most breathtaking natural views over the soda lake, are common aquatic birds to be seen here.