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Kiwengwa, Zanzibar, Pemba Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Ruaha National Park, Nungwi, Zanzibar, Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Tarangire National Park, Bwejuu, Zanzibar, Serengeti National Park, Jambiani, Zanzibar, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Chole Bay, Mafia Island
With expanses of verdant jungle-like forests that harbour troops of baboons, blue monkeys scampering nimbly between the ancient trees, dainty dik-dik bushbuck treading warily through the shadows and contrasting grassy floodplains speckled with large buffalo, wildebeest and zebra herds that congregate on the shores of the alkaline soda lake, Lake Manyara is one of the most scenic parks to be found in Northern Tanzania.
The breathtaking Lake Manyara is a magical introduction to Tanzania’s unbelievable wild and birdlife species and is the perfect base en-route to the alluring plains of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. As you drive through the wooded pathways following on to the banks of the lake and impressive cascading waterfalls of the dramatic Great Rift Escarpment, overnight at the stunning lodges perched high on the escarpment providing astounding views. Dine on superb cuisine served at the lodge restaurants or traditional boma area and afterwards unwind on your private deck while absorbing the spectacular vistas before retiring to the sumptuous accommodation. Additional lodgings in the area include charming tented and banda accommodation at luxurious camps as well as campsites and guesthouses in the nearby ethnically diverse market town of Mto wa Mbu.
Explore the gripping escarpment on forest walks, watch the klipspringers silhouetted on the rocks above a field of searing hot springs that steams and bubbles adjacent to the lakeshore in the far south of the park, and a highlight not to be missed include the awesome display of thousands of migrating pink flamingos dancing on the lake shores. The lure of Lake Manyara is undoubtedly the abounding wildlife and dazzling environment which can be enjoyed on day and night game drives in search of the legendary tree-climbing lions and majestic tusked elephants.
Lake Manyara is not to be bypassed; it is simply spellbinding and will capture your senses with its staggering natural beauty.