Lake Manyara

Situated between Tarangire National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater, the Lake Manyara National Park is a small and very picturesque park that lies at the base of the Great Rift Valley. Famous for its alkaline lakes and thousands of flamingoes and not to mention its abundance of wildlife, Lake Manyara is one of Tanzania’s unrivalled regions of beauty.

With its rich lakeside of dense forest and wetland plains, Manyara boasts up to 400 species of birds including its water birds, tree dwellers and waders and storks. Pelicans and great flocks of flamingoes, best viewed in the wet season, are common sights.

Under the forest’s canopy wildlife abounds and both primates and tree climbing lions enjoy its density. Leopard, buffalo, wildebeest are also common as are zebra, giraffe, hippo and warthogs.

Lake Manyara offers one but very unique property with “tree houses” in the forest.