Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara National Park is situated Arusha and Manyara Regions Tanzania between the prominent Lake Manyara and the Great East African Rift Valley. The Park covers an area of 325 km2 (125 sq mi) including about 230 km2 (89 sq mi) lake surface under the management of the Tanzania National Parks Authority. The largest portion of the land includes a narrow strip extending between the Gregory Rift wall in the West to the alkaline Lake Manyara in the East.
Climate in Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara National Park experiences two rainy seasons i.e Short Rains from November to December and long rains from March to April. Months with the lowest average high temperature are June and July, averaging 25 °C (77 °F). The adjacent highlands tend to be cooler with more rainfall.
Safari Activities to do in Lake Manyara National Park
- Wildlife Watching in the Park
Lake Manyara National Park is blessed with tons of Wildlife animals that can be viewed while on Game Drive. The various wildlife animals you can see include; elephants, wildebeests, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, impalas, warthogs and waterbucks as well as the tree climbing lions, shy kirk’s dik dik and klipspringer.
- Lake Manyara Viewing
Lake Manyara is the most prominent safari attraction in the park due to the fact that is alkaline hence swelling and reducing in size depending on the seasons found within a long silvery bowl of salt deposits. It covers an area of 220 sq kms i.e two thirds of the park’s total area and inhabits numerous pink flamingos as well as other wildlife animals. Hippos are fond of relaxing within the Lake too.
- Watch Tree Climbing Lions
Lake Manyara National Park is prominently known for its amazing Tree Climbing Lions that are usually relaxing in the tree branches. These are watched while on Game Drive and can be spotted in the fig tree branches ready for all kinds of photographs.
- Bird Watching in the Park
Lake Manyara National Park is a profound Bird watching paradise as the Park inhabits various bird species like pink flamingos, egrets, stilts erons, spoonbills, stalks, waders, crowned eagles, crested guinea fowl and the silvery cheeked hornbills.
- Vegetation in Lake Manyara
Lake Manyara National Park has a wide range of vegetation cover from the area between the escarpment and Lake Manyara. The Park has patches of evergreen forests that are watered by perennial ground water springs from the bottom of the escarpment.
- The Large Numbers Of Elephants
Lake Manyara National Park has very many elephants that can be watched in the evergreen forests and acacia woodlands. The ground water and verdant vegetation provide enough food for the elephants.
- The Tree-Top Canopy Walk
The Tree Top Canopy Walk in Lake Manyara National Park offers you an opportunity to see other wildlife in yet a unique way. Walking at tree-top height you will be able to see some primates and various birds within the forest.