Lake Manyara is famous for tree-climbing lions, an unusual phenomenon seen in Lake Manyara due to the tropical forests.
Lake Manyara National Park is named after the seasonal alkaline lake at its centre which is rich with plant and bird life. The lake’s environment supports over 300 species of birds including cormorants, pink flamingos, pelicans and storks. You can see a variety of animals, including elephants and baboons (in fact Lake Manyara boasts the most baboons in any park in Africa!) It is a small and compact park, where you can see a wide variety of species from pink flamingos to elephants to big cats. You can also get a bit active in Lake Manyara with canoe trips exploring the lake and bicycle rides to the shore from the nearby town of Mto Wa Mbu. Read the special interests and where we recommend staying on Lake Manyara safaris.