Manyara National Park
This park is famous for its tree climbing lions, which spend most of the day spread out along the branches of the Acacia tree six to seven meters above the ground. As you enter the gate you will pass thought a lush forest, home to troops of baboons and both blue and vervet monkeys. Contrasting with the intimacy of the forest is the grassy floodplain and its expansive views eastward, across the alkaline lake, to the jagged blue volcanic peak that rise from the endless Maasai steppes. Large buffalo, wildebeest and zebra herds congregate no these grassy plains as do giraffes some so dark in coloration that they appear to be black from a distance.
Manyara provide the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s birdlife, more than 400 species have been recorded. Highlights includes thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration, as well as other large water birds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks. Best time to visit Manyara; Dry season for large mammals this is from July to October and wet season from November to June for bird watching, the waterfalls and canoeing.