Lake Manyara National Park

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Lake Manyara National Park

The beautiful Lake Manyara National Park known for its abundant birdlife, baboons and tree climbing lions stretches for 50 kilometres along the base of the Rift Valley escarpment providing scenic views and when the water levels are high,

nearly two-thirds of the park is covered by the lake. Lake Manyara’s lush ground water forest provides a nice contrast to the savannah and woodlands vegetation encountered in the other northern safari circuit national parks. Although much has been written about the tree-climbing lions of Lake Manyara National Park, tree climbing is not unique to the lions that inhabit Lake Manyara and lions in trees are actually more commonly seen in the Serengeti. It is thought that lions climb trees to avoid flies and also the wet ground.

The nearby village of Mto wa Mbu provides clients with opportunities for various cultural activities

Things to do: Game drives, cultural tours and mountain biking outside the park, walking safaris inside the park.