Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania Safaris & Tours

Set below the Rift Valley Escarpment Lake Manyara National Park encompasses a number of different habitats. The name “Manyara” comes from the Maasai word emanyara, which is a euphorbia species of plant that is grown into a hedge around a family homestead.

The park is best known for its tree-climbing lions, blue monkeys, huge troops of baboons and elephant herds as well as its dramatic views of the Rift Valley. The shallow alkaline lake can attract thousands of greater and lesser flamingos and the National Park itself is a hotspot for birders as over 300 species of resident and migratory birds have been recorded here.