Nestled in the northern reaches of Tanzania, Lake Manyara National Park is a gem amongst global wildlife reserves. This park, sprawling across 330 square kilometers, is celebrated for its breathtaking vistas and its abundant array of creatures. It takes its name from the shallow alkaline Lake Manyara that spans over two-thirds of the park’s extent. Numerous rivers and streams flow into this lake, forming a nutritious lifeline for the area’s varied fauna.

A particularly captivating spectacle within the park is its substantial elephant herds. As a visitor, one can observe these regal animals as they traverse the verdant plains of the park, showcasing their social dynamics. Moreover, the park houses a plethora of other animal species including zebras, giraffes, buffalo, hippos, and various types of antelope. Bird enthusiasts will also be pleased to find that the park boasts an impressive tally of over 400 bird species.

The park is uniquely characterized by its tree-climbing lions, a behavior rarely seen in other African lion communities. This unusual activity presents an exceptional sight as the lions seek solace from the midday sun on tree branches, presenting an ideal moment for photography.

Area (km2)
330 square kilometers


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