Manyara National Park is perched between Lake Manyara and an escarpment of the Great Rift Valley. This incredibly beautiful park is famous for its tree - climbing lions. Animals found in the area include zebra, elephant, hippo, monkey, wildebeest, waterbuck, warthog, gazelle, impala, buffalo, wildebeest, waterbuck, warthog, hyena, baboon and giraffe. Enjoy the endless views and the variety of mammals, reptiles and birds, as well as, the varied vegetation, and flora. The diversity of its features makes the lake a particularly memorable place to visit.
The major landmark of this area is the spectacular rift wall, where the plains give way to the cultivated uplands of Mbululand. The Great Rift Valley is part of a fault in the earth's crust. This fault stretches 8,000 km from Turkey to the mouth of the Zambezi River in Mozambique. The fault is so massive that astronauts can see it clearly from space.
Manayara is also known for its tree-climbing lions. These majestic animals find shelter from the heat and biting flies in the branches of trees, and these lions can easily kill buffalo - which are far greater in weight and size than themselves.
Sightings of thousands of flamingoes on the lake waters.
There are also over 350 species of bird life, with a variety of local species inhabiting the forest and bush, including pelicans that waddle around next to the short grasses on the shore of the lake