Lake Manyara

Manyara is famous for its tree climbing lions which spend the most of the day spread out along the branches of acacia trees six to seven meters above the trees. The Park consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park) at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The park provides the perfect introduction of Tanzania’s birdlife. Over 400 species of bird including flamingo, pelican, storks, sacred ibis, cormorants and Egyptian geese. The park particularly noted for its huge herds of buffalo and elephant, also giraffe, hippo, reedbuck, warthog, wildebeest, zebra and a great variety of smaller animals and more recently, a family of endangered wild dog