Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park is a protected wildlife reserve located in northern Tanzania, East Africa. The park covers an area of approximately 330 square kilometers and is named after Lake Manyara, a shallow alkaline lake that is a major attraction in the area.

The park is known for its diverse range of habitats, including dense forests, grassy plains, and the shallow waters of Lake Manyara itself. These habitats support a wide variety of animal and plant species, including elephants, hippos, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, and over 400 species of birds.

One of the unique features of Lake Manyara National Park is the tree-climbing lions that can be found in the area. These lions are known to climb high up into the trees to escape the heat and avoid tsetse flies, a common pest in the area.

Visitors to Lake Manyara National Park can experience the park’s wildlife and natural beauty through a variety of activities, including game drives, walking safaris, and cultural tours. The park is open year-round, but the best time to visit is typically between June and October, when the dry season makes it easier to spot wildlife.

Lake Manyara National Park is part of the larger Tarangire-Manyara ecosystem, which also includes Tarangire National Park and the surrounding wildlife reserves. The ecosystem is an important conservation area for wildlife in East Africa and is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in African wildlife and natural beauty.