MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
Lake Manyara National Park is located in the northern Tanzania where it covers an area of 330 km2 which is equal to 127ml2. when water volume is high, 200 km2 (77 ml2) area of lake Manyara is covered by water. The entrance gate lies 1.5 hours west of Arusha along a newly surface road, close to the ethnically diverse market town of Mto wa Mbu.
Lake Manyara national park is rightly famous for its tree-climbing lions, but they’re far from the only highlight: by the end of an exhilarating afternoon, you could easily have spotted elephant, hippopotamus, wildebeest, buffalo and giraffe, other species. Pink-hued flamingos, one of 400 bird species recorded here, provide a splash of color.
Lake Manyara National Park can reached by road, flight from Arusha Airport en–route to Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater.
Best time to visit Lake Manyara National Park is during dry season which is July–October for large animals. Wet season is (November–June) for bird watching, the waterfalls and canoeing special activity.