Lake Manyara National Park is a small but scenic beautiful reserve. The Manyara Escarpment on the edge of the Rift Valley forms an impressive backdrop towards Lake Manyara. Lake Manyara is a shallow alkaline lake covering approximately 89square miles.
Lake Manyara National Park comprises a web of mosaic habitat types varying from topography to the next with montane forests, swamps, woodlands, as well as grasslands. This incredible ecosystem allows animals and birds to thrive in great numbers. In addition the scenic beauty is stunning and breathe taking.
With a great biomass density of mammals, Lake Manyara National Park offers remarkable game viewing opportunities. You will most likely encounter large herds of elephant, pride of tree climbing lions, herds of buffalo comprising the bulk of the biomass, crash of black rhinoceros. Other significant species are the float of hippopotamus, high tower of giraffes, leopards as well as wildebeest and zebras.
Besides wild animals, Manyara has an exceptional variety of bird species with well over 380 species recorded among those at least 44 species are diurnal birds of prey, water fowl, flamingos among others. Reptiles are also found in Lake Manyara among them the Nile monitor lizard and several species of snakes have been observed.