Lake Manyara National Park
Located beneath the cliffs of the Manyara Escarpment, on the edge of the Great Rift Valley. With a variety of landscapes, Lake Manyara National Park offers a compact safari experience that gives visitors the chance to see everything from the vibrant Pink Flamingos to the fearsome king of the jungle – the African Lion.
Lake Manyara is also famous for its Tree-Climbing Lion, certainly another reason to visit this park. The only kind of their species in the world, they make the ancient mahogany and elegant acacias of the park their home during the rainy season. In addition to these unique Lions, the park is also home to the largest population of Baboons anywhere in the world – a fact that makes for interesting game viewing, for anyone interested in seeing large families of primates.
Stretching for 50km along the rusty gold 600 metre high Rift Valley Escarpment, Lake Manyara is a scenic gem, with a setting extolled by Ernest Hemingway as 'The loveliest I had seen Africa.'
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