Lake Manyara national park is strategically situated only 126 km (78 miles) southwest of Arusha and is very near Tarangire National Park (another amazing destination to spot to see elephants and other wildlife).
The park is found between Lake Manyara and the Great Rift Valley and occupies a total area of 325km2 established in the 1960s and then gained national park status in 1974.
The park is less visited than other national parks in the northern circuit like the Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater. Lake Manyara is amazingly delightful filled with a lot of interesting wildlife.
On my first visit to this park, I got a chance to see thousands of elephants, giraffes, and many other animals just right by the vehicle. It was really an amazing experience to be that close to those amazing wild animals freely roaming in their natural environment, it was really a memorable experience.
In any case, these are not by any means the only animals you’ll spot in this amazing national park. Lake Manyara National Park is also famous for hippos, wildebeests, impalas, buffalo, and warthogs, as well as lions and leopards which are not easily spotted.
The park is home to over 350 different species of birds, including lilac-breasted rollers, flamingos, and kingfishers. Another amazing attraction in the park includes the amazing variety of flora, fauna, and scenes. You’ll likewise spot the lovely lake from which the lovely national park was named, as well as hot springs, floodplains, bush plains, and groundwater forest.