Lake Manyara National Park is a protected area located in Manyara regions. The Park is comprised of Lake Manyara and the surround land surface with abundant of wildlife species. The whole park covers an area of 325 square kilometers. The park entrance leads to a beautiful groundwater forest. Other habitats include the grassy floodplain, rocky escarpment, acacia woodland and also deep inside the park there is hot springs; Maji Moto best scenic place located in the western shores of Lake Manyara.
Wildlife in the Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara National Park is known for large number of elephant population. Other animals present in the park include; lion, leopard, African wild cat, spotted hyena, black–backed jackal, bat-eared fox, serval, honey badger, African civet, genet, Cheetah, African golden cat zebra, bushbuck, waterbuck, Grant’s gazelle, impala, Thomson’s gazelle, Cape buffalo, giraffe, hippopotamus, baboon and warthog. More thank 390 species of birds have been observed in the lake including flocks of flamingos that feed on the edge of Lake during wet season.
Lake Manyara National Park is located 125km from Arusha town and can be reached by a car; about one hour and half.