Lake Manyara is a shallow freshwater lake located in the southern part of Tanzania, in the rift valley region. It is part of Lake Manyara which is known for its diverse wildlife and beautiful scenery. The Lake itself covers an area of about 230 square kilometre and it is surrounded by lush forest, grasslands and rock cliffs.
The Lake is home to a large number of flamingos, as well as other water birds such as pelicans, storks, and cormorants. The lake is also home to variety of mammals including elephants, giraffes, zebra, wildebeest, baboons, and many other. The park is particularly known for its tree-climbing lions, which are rare and unique sight
You can visit Lake Manyara for self-drive trip to see wildlife as well a guided walking through the forest and along the lake shore. The park is also popular destination for birdwatching and photography. The stunning view of the lake and its surrounding make it a must-visit destination for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiast visiting Tanzania on a self-drive trip.
The park is located in a small town of Mto Wa Mbu, which has several lodges and campsite ranging from luxury lodges to budget camping options