Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park is located in the republic of Tanzania and it is found in both Arusha and Manyara regions which are the top two administrative regions for the park. The park is also governed by Tanzania National Parks Authority; it is characterized by a narrow strip running landscape that runs through the Gregory Rift Valley wall to the west of Lake Manyara which is also an alkaline lake within the region. The park covers a total land area of about 325km² and it was established in 1960.

The park is located 126 km southwest of Arusha and it takes you 1:30hours by road and it is reached from Babati the capital town in Manyara region, the park can also be reached by a flight due to the existence of the airstrip around the park known as Lake Manyara airport. This make the park easily accessible because of a well-maintained transport system within the region, Lake Manyara national park is so interesting due to the various wildlife.

The park is well visited due to its flamingo that are seen flocking at the lake shores during the wet seasons, these mostly populate the region during wet seasons as the concentrate largely here for the various fresh with more than 400 species of birds that adds up the beauty of the park as they give visitors a nice to stay environment due to the sounds and songs produced constantly. This makes it a nice catch up for bird watching enthusiastic.

For those who expect to perform game drives and game viewing, this is your place to be due to the various animals that populate the park, this is another park within the country where tree climbing lions and  leopards can be spotted, other animals that can be seen and photos taken include the zebras, east African lions, Dik-dik, cheetahs, Maasai giraffe, elephants and the gazelles, blue monkey can also be seen over the tree canopies plus the hippos that can enable you to get out of the vehicle and watch them at a distant place while you take photos.