Apart from the glorious scenic views , the park is endowed with animals such as; the famous tree climbing lions only found in this park in Tanzania, giraffes, elephants, zebras, wildebeests, impalas, Kiplinger’s, baboons and many more. Night game drives can also be carried out with an armed tourist ranger, those who would love to engage in the night game drives should always book in advance.
Guided Nature Walks
The guided nature walks can be done from different walking trails within the park such as the canopy walkway and majimoto board walk way. This walk ways will expose tourists to nature as they come across slot of birdlife, lake, plant life and great photo opportunities. Lake Manyara national park can be visited throughout the year however, the best time for viewing wildlife is from June to October and for bird enthusiasts the best period is from November to July. Lake Manyara national park can be accessed by road or air.
Lake Manyara is a very charming lake with silver bowls of salt deposits sustain it’s ability to contract with seasons, canoeing on the magnificent lake will expose you to Georgiou’s of the steep escarpment patched with ever green forests as well as a lot of water birds in the lake and the beautiful woodlands at the shores. This activity is normally done from 7am to 5pm east African time.
Lake Manyara national park boasts with various bird species and birding spots like the ground water forests, it harbors over 350 bird species some of the birds to expect are flamingoes, storks, cormorants, herons, egret, pink backed pelicans, glossy ibis, sacred ibis, white faced whistling duck, fulvous whistling duck, long crested eagle, grey crowned crane, spoonbills among others bird watching can be done at the lake, woodlands and forests. The species that can be found in the woodlands are; created Guinea fowls, noisy silver cheeked hornbill and crown eagles to mention a few. November to July is the best time for birding.
Camping at Lake Manyara can be done at various camping sites, the park has got a total of five campsites and of which three are private while the two are public, visitors who would like to engage in this activity are advised to carry their camping gears. The public campsites have got washrooms, toilets and water for cooking availed.
For tourist interested in picnicking, lake Manyara national park has got three well established picnic sites with well kempt bathrooms and toilets, you can enjoy your day tour from one of the picnic sites accompanied with a packed lunch box, this sites have sitting arrangements in form of dinings and also provide excellent views of nature and wildlife.