|Lake Manyara National Park|
Lake Manyara National Park is one of Tanzania's most dramatically located African wildlife animals areas, consisting of a shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park) at the foot of the Great Rift Valley's western escarpment. Lake Manyara National Park's varied shoreline contains a wide variety of habitats, which include lush groundwater forests, a swampy fan delta, acacia woodlands and a small grassy plain. This varied habitat attracts a wide variety of wildlife animals, including one of Africa's largest concentrations of elephants, and the algae growing in the lake, attract large flocks of flamingos. This African National Wildlife Park therefore supports a great variety of animals. Lake Manyara's main safari attraction is its rich bird life, its tree-climbing lions and its hippos and other animals, which can be observed here, at very close range. In his book "The Green Hills of Africa" Hemingway describes his African animals trophy hunting expeditions into the African Lake Manyara National Park area, which used to be prime wildlife animals hunting country many years ago. The national park is very picturesque but the dense groundwater forest areas can make spotting animals more difficult - but undoubtedly an exciting safari adventure. It is therefore a good idea to visit the game park at the start of your safari, before you become to jaded with wildlife. A day trip is sufficient to see most of the parks sights and animals. Please refer to the map below for further details, and safari information guide on this awesome and picturesque wildlife game park in Tanzania.
The Lake Manyara National Park is one of Tanzania's most dramatically located wildlife areas, and Lake Manyara's most visible predators, and also its prime tourist attraction are lions, famous for their habit of climbing trees.