Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara National Park offers a one-of-a-kind nature adventure. Landscapes include the Rift Valley soda lake, open grasslands, lush woods, and breathtaking mountain peaks.
Lake Manyara National Park is located in northern Tanzania and is known for its eponymous alkaline lake, which serves as a critical home for hundreds of bird species. Thousands of greater and lesser pink flamingos, as well as pink-backed pelicans, yellow-billed storks, grey herons, and hippo pods, congregate on its beaches between November and April.
Marshlands, grassy plains, and acacia trees surround the lake, which are home to tree-climbing lions and long-tusked elephants. Giraffe strut their stuff across the plains, grazing with herds of buffalo, zebra, and wildebeest.
You can soak in the warm, clear water beneath the shade of leafy trees at the Maji Moto hot springs, in addition to going on game drives and walking safaris.
Lake Manyara is about 90 minutes by driving from Arusha and is easily combined with a Serengeti, Tarangire, or Ngorongoro Conservation Area safari.