Lake Manyara National Park is a protected area located in northern Tanzania, east Africa. The park covers an area of approximately 330 square kilometers and is known for its diverse birdlife, tree-climbing lions, and scenic beauty.
The park is home to a variety of habitats, including the shallow alkaline Lake Manyara, dense forest, and open savannah, which support a wide range of wildlife species. The park is particularly known for its large elephant herds, as well as its populations of giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, and various antelope species such as impalas and gazelles.
One of the unique attractions of Lake Manyara National Park is its tree-climbing lions, which are known to climb up into the branches of the park’s acacia trees to rest and seek shade. The park is also home to several primate species, including blue monkeys, baboons, and the rare vervet monkey.
Lake Manyara National Park is an important birding destination, with over 400 bird species having been recorded in the park. Some of the notable species that can be seen include flamingos, pelicans, storks, and various species of raptors.
The park is easily accessible from the nearby city of Arusha and is a popular destination for day trips and short safari itineraries. The park’s scenic beauty, diverse wildlife, and unique tree-climbing lions make it a must-visit destination for those interested in experiencing Tanzania’s natural wonders.