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The stunning environment, the vast soda lake that is teeming with flamingos, and the exceptional bird life all contribute to making Lake Manyara National Park a popular tourist destination. There are large groups of baboons that wander around the forest, as well as herds of elephants and, if you’re very fortunate, even some tree-climbing lions.

You can view all of these animals if you go into the forest. A wide range of animals, such as buffaloes, warthogs, giraffes, wildebeest, and zebras, can be seen roaming the area surrounding soda lake. You’ll have a good chance of seeing hippos in the Hippo Pool, which is relatively shallow. There are occasions when you can come across large numbers of them taking a refreshing mud bath and sheltering from the scorching sun.

The escarpment of the Rift Valley

The breathtaking Rift Valley Escarpment can be seen from Lake Manyara National Park as well. It rises about 400 meters above the lake. The Great Rift Valley is a long fault line that traverses Africa from east to west. About 20–25 million years ago, when the Earth’s crust was being torn apart, it was formed.

This massive structure, which seems from space to be two parallel lines flowing down Africa, is clearly visible from orbit. It offers a wide variety of habitat types. Acacia forests, tropical forests, mountain cliffs, hot springs, grassy plains, and a massive soda lake are all yours to explore.

Most common animals in Arusha National Park

Zebras, Hippos, Giraffes, Lions, Elephants, Impalas, Wildebeest, Buffaloes, Flamingos, Baboons, Blue monkey

Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara National Park

What to do in Lake Manyara National Park:

The Lake offers a number of interesting tourist attractions that you will enjoy within it. Rich with wildlife, vegetation, and many other things that attract tourists who like to try different and adventurous experiences. Lake Manyara National Park gives you the chance to do the following:

• Observing the large elephant herds

• Game Drives

• Tracking the tree climbing lions

• Visiting the “pink Lake” of Flamingos

• Exploring the treetop walkway

Flamingoes in Lake Manyara National Park.

The best time to witness the flamingos in Lake Manyara National Park is during the dry season, which typically falls in the months of August and September. During this time, the water levels in the lake are lower, making it easier to spot the flamingos as they gather in large numbers to feed on the algae-rich waters.

Guided nature walks in Lake Manyara National Park offer a unique opportunity to observe these elegant birds up close, as well as learn about their behaviors and habitats from experienced guides. The treetop walkway in the park provides a bird’s-eye view of the surrounding area, allowing visitors to appreciate the beauty of Lake Manyara and its diverse wildlife from a different perspective.

Overall, the months of August and September present a perfect opportunity to witness the beauty of nature in Lake Manyara National Park, particularly the stunning spectacle of flamingos in their natural habitat. Don’t miss out on this incredible experience during your visit to Tanzania