Lake Manyara National Park

Covering an area of 330 km2, Lake Manyara National Park is one of Tanzania’s smallest national parks. But what the park doesn’t have in size, it makes up for in beautiful scenery.

The national park is located below the western escarpment of the Great Rift Valley. A large part of the park is covered by Lake Manyara, which occupies as much as 230 square kilometres of the park’s small area. It also means that the nature is different here to in Serengeti, for example, and besides the lake you can expect to see both open grasslands and jungle-like forest and swamps.

The national park is home to many animal species and amazing bird life with more than 400 different bird species. However, the park is especially famous for its tree-climbing lions, which you may be lucky enough to spot in the tree tops, and its pink flamingos feeding on the lake’s shores.

When you visit the park, you are also guaranteed to meet a lot of curious baboons. The national park has the largest concentration of baboons in the world.