Lake Manyara National Park
In the park you’ll have a great view of the Great Rift Valley: an impressive rock wall next to a peaceful, endless salt-waterlake. In between you’ll find diverse woodland, meadows and swamps. Lake Manyara National Park is known for the flamingos that inhabit the lake. During the wet season they inhabit the edges of the lake in flocks of thousands. More than 400 species of birds inhabit the park and many remain throughout the year. Because of this Lake Manyara National Park is a good spot for bird watching. Visitors to the park can expect to see upwards of 100 different species of bird on any day.
Other than birds, you’ll also be able to spot lots of blue monkey and baboon families, in which tough males, babies, teenagers, mothers and wise old men create unforgettable funny, cinematic and photographic moments. Leopards, lions, elephants, dik-dik, gazelle, hippo, giraffe, impala and more also inhabit the park and many can be seen throughout the year. There is a hippo pond at one end of the park where visitors can get out of their cars and observe from a safe distance. The leopards and also the lions are both known to lounge in the trees while not hunting for prey.