Know The Craziest Things to Encounter While Visiting Lake Manyara National Park

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“A lake is the landscapes most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye, looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.”Henry David Thoreau.

Lake Manyara National Park is one of the smallest parks of Africa covering an area of 330 sq. Kilometers. Its name has been derived from the Manyara Lake flowing through it. This park is situated in northern Tanzania at the bottom of Rift Valley surrounded by two other national parks, Ngorongoro Conservation Areas and Tarangire National Park. During the rainy seasons from November to June, the lake flows and covers nearly 60% of the park that is 220 sq. Km. You can view numerous species of birds in this lake making it one of the best places for bird watching during Tanzania Safari Tours.

Jungle King climbing on the trees can be sighted here which makes Lake Manyara quite different from other National Parks. You can also view other wildlife over this place like elephants, giraffe, hippo, wildebeest, etc. As this lake contains a large water body so it’s making a favorable condition for hippos to live. Lake Manyara National Park supports only 11 distinct ecosystems but having the maximum number of mammals in the world.

Here are some facts about Lake Manyara National Park which can grab your interest to visit this place.

Lake Manyara is full of abundant natural resources and authentic African wildlife that one must visit in their life


Lake Manyara National Park is one of the areas of Tanzania Destinations where you can see 100 groups of baboons over the trees and near the water. The abundant natural resources of this lake consist of large vegetation, collection of a large number of mammals, long flowing lake, hippos, aqua animals, etc. The signature look of this lake given by its nature will surely win your heart. There is a large number of authenticating wildlife which you can find in a different avatar like lion climbing on the tree.


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Flora &Fauna Of The Park


Lake Manyara National Park’s flora and fauna consist of a huge number of mammals, a large quantity of wildlife, birds, river, and vegetation all together covering a land of 330 sq. Km. The lake covers about 2/3rd of the total area supporting numerous aqua life in it, the maximum of the animals gathers near the lake during dry seasons. From July to October is the best time for viewing the mammals at the peak. It consists of 180 different kinds of butterflies, providing a colorful environmental view.


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Wildlife Of Lake Manyara


During your Tanzania  Safari Tours, you can witness a heavy density of wildlife in Lake Manyara National Park because it covered by a large water body. You can find the highest quantity of mammal in this park. There are enormous animals like elephant, hippo buffalo, wildebeest, and Maasai giraffe. You can also find the tree climbing lions in a large number beside the lake. If you have a good guide and patient then you can find a Kirk’s Dik-Dik, it’s quite hard to search them because they are shying natured. Lake Manyara is home to the aqua animals like crocodiles, fishes, etc. as well as you can find the hippos submerged inside the water. Other animals like warthog and zebras can also be seen here.


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Birding In Lake Manyara


Lakes are considered as the most important region to view a bird. Lake Manyara also played a vital role as a magnet to attract a large collection of birds that is about 400 bird species. If you are a newcomer or a fresher in the field of discovering bird then also you can perceive more than 120 birds per day. You can find the huge number of flamingoes during dry seasons whereas in the wet season you can see herons and egrets. There are some extinct species of birds which can also be seen here Abdim’s Stork, Von der Decken’s hornbill and Hawk-eagle near the lake.  


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The Vegetation


Maximum of the time in a year, Eastern Africa experiences high temperature as well as it is covered with lake water so it doesn’t have much vegetation in comparison to other parts of Tanzania Destination. Most viewed vegetation near Lake Manyara is grassland and woodland. You can find long savannah grasses and baobab trees which are helping the wildlife to grow in it. 


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We Rhino Explorer are one of the most experienced tour operators of Tanzania Destinations. Every part of Lake Manyara National Park was known to our guide in detail as we are born and grown up on this land. Visitors are welcomed with warm regards to the airport by our tour members. Booking a trip to Lake Manyara with Rhino Explorer will be beneficial for you as we offer some best packages to have a better experience.

Tanzania Safari Tours can be better if you get an experienced guide and some extra facilities. As many times you come to Tanzania you can discover something new, and with Rhino Explorer your Tanzania tour can be a boon to you. Lake Manyara National Park is one of the smallest but attractive areas of Tanzania where you can see the highest number of mammals over the world. For more details about Tanzania you can visit our website @

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