LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
Lake Manyara National Park is one of the oldest and most popular sanctuaries in East Africa, it’s located 125 km west of Arusha town. The park is a home to a great number of wildlife which include the tree-climbing lions, which are mostly seen along branches of acacia trees. Other animals found in the park include buffalo, elephants, leopards, baboons, impala, giraffes, zebra, wildebeest, ostrich and hippos. Popularly referred to as an ornithologist’s paradise, Lake Manyara National Park contains over 400 bird species found in most savanna and river habitats in East Africa. Common water birds to be seen here are pelicans, spoonbills, Egyptian geese, hammerkops and the migratory flamingoes, which arrive in hundreds of thousands creating one of Africa’s great natural sights over the soda lake.