Wildlife is varied, the acacia woodlands shelter the Lake Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions whilst feeding in the undergrowth or dozing on long dry riverbeds, Tanzania’s densest population of elephant and buffalo can be found.
Deep in the south of Manyara, hot springs bubble to the surface as hippo wallow near the water’s edge. The park’s amazing variety of birdlife includes thousands of red-billed Quilalea, pelicans, cormorants and the pink streak of thousands of flamingos.
The Lake Manyara region is superb for an active safari with, apart from the classic 4×4 safari, canoeing on the lake and mountain biking (outside the park) offered.
The dry season (July to October) is the best time to visit for the mammals, whilst March to May is best for birding, waterfalls and canoeing.
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