10
May

Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park is best used as a soft introduction to a safari.  While the scenic beauty of this park certainly makes it worth a visit, the game viewing here pales into insignificance when compared with that on offer in Tarangire, the Ngorongoro and the Serengeti.  Famous for its tree-climbing lions, flamingos, breathtaking scenery and the soda-ash lake in the centre, Manyara merits a day trip but not much longer.
Lake Manyara National park is a lovely scenic park on the road from Arusha to the Ngorongoro Crater, famous for its tree climbing lions, good elephants and baboons. The lake itself takes up much of the park, leaving a strip of land running along its shores where game concentrates.

 Flamingos in Lake Manyara

Depending on when you go, flamingos flock on Lake Manyara in their thousands. It is impossible to predict as they flit between here and other East African lakes. You could see one, or you could see 10,000… It really is down to the luck of the draw.