Lake Manyara National Park

Manyara, Tanzania

Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park lies in the Great Rift Valley at the foot of the Ngorongoro Highlands. It covers an area of 325 km2 plus about 230 km2 lake surface.

The majority of the land area of the park is a narrow strip running between the Gregory Rift wall to the west and Lake Manyara, an alkaline lake, to the east.

The shores of the lake, is covered with flocks of thousands flamingos that feed along the edge of the lake in the wet season and more than 400 species of birds, several of them waterfowl or migrants. Other animals to be found include ‘tree-climbing’ lion, elephant, buffalo, reedbuck, waterbuck, impala, gazelle, giraffe, leopard, zebra, bushbuck, baboon and both vervet and blue monkey.

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