Lake Manyara National Park

Manyara National Park with saline lake manyara lies 130 km from Arusha on the floor of the rift valley. From its shores the steep sides of the rift rise over 300 m to form a spectacular cliff. The park is 323 sq km and offers a wide variety of vegetation: lush groundwater forest, acacia woodlands, open grasslands, swamps, and the lake.
Lake Manyara is renowned for its high concentration of birds, such as flamingoes and pelicans, as well as several species of primates, hippos, and elephants, plus the elusive tree-climbing lions.