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The Original Tanzania Experience

Lake Manyara

Lake Manyara, when you first see it from a distance, is stunning. This is one of Tanzania's most dramatically located wildlife area within the Rift Valley. The journey by road comes to a climb where the Lake slowly reveals itself. As with any water source, wildlife can thrive. The size of Lake Manyara National Park is 330km2.

Here you can find a variety of wildlife such as Vervet Monkeys, Olive Baboons, the common Waterbuck (large African Antelope), the Bushbuck (widespread Antelope rarely seen on open land), Elephants, Leopards and the tree climbing Manyara Lions.

In terms of forest and woodland, you will see "Sausage" trees, which provide fruit to forest animals. Acacia woodland provides a home to different species from reptiles, to the Impala, Zebra, Cape Buffalo, Hippopotamus, Giraffe and the beautiful, speedy dik dik - our small African Antelope. For Bird lovers, the Lake offers the opportunity for viewing water migratory birds and around 400 species of birds. This National Park offers variety and beauty.