Watch The Famous Tree-Climbing Lions In Lake Manyara Tanzania

Watch The Famous Tree-Climbing Lions In Lake Manyara Tanzania

The lush, tropical oasis of Lake Manyara Tanzania, located at the foot of the Rift Valley, makes an excellent diversion on your visit to the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. Its shallow, alkaline waters are home to a variety of wildlife including the huge flocks of flamingoes, lured by the crustaceans and algae that thrive in the high salt content.

Lake Manyara Tanzania

The park of Lake Manyara Tanzania, rich in acacia trees, attracts a number of giraffes, baboons, vervet and blue monkeys and there is also a healthy elephant population, although poaching means that the numbers are far below those when Ian Douglas-Hamilton camped here in the 1970s, conducting extensive studies of these beasts which he subsequently published in his classic book Among the Elephants.

While you are in Lake Manyara Tanzania park, you can watch the 350 species of birds that reside here, as well as a variety of mammals including gazelles, impalas, buffaloes, wildebeest, hyenas, hippos and the famous tree-climbing lions.

The best place for viewing lions and elephants, as well as many of the other larger mammals is the Ndala River area. There are two hot springs, Maji Moto Ndogo and Maji Moto, that have large numbers of flamingo if the river waters are low.

Nearby Mto-wa-Mbu is a colourful village where you can buy merchandise, such as kangas, the traditional sarongs worn by Swahili women, tribal brass bracelets and Masai jewellery, from the local townspeople, as well as a large selection of fresh fruit and vegetable.

When To Go To Lake Manyara Tanzania

From June to October during the dry season is the most pleasant although wildlife congregates all year round.

Where Is Lake Manyara Tanzania

130 km (81 mi) from Arusha.

How Big Is Lake Manyara Tanzania

40 km (25 mi) long and 13 km (8 mi) wide.

What Is To See In Lake Manyara Tanzania

Massive flocks of flamingoes and lions sleeping in trees.


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