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Lake Manyara National Park” pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration, as well as other large waterbirds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks”

MAy-14Size: 330 sq km (127 sq miles), of which up to 200 sq km (77 sq miles) is lake when water levels are high.
Location: In northern Tanzania. The entrance gate lies 1.5 hours (126km/80 miles) west of Arusha along a newly surfaced road, close to the ethnically diverse market town of Mto wa Mbu.
Getting there By road, charter or scheduled flight from Arusha, en route to Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. What to do Game drives, canoeing when the water levels is sufficiently high. Cultural tours, mountain bike tours, abseiling and forest walks on the escarpment outside the park.
When to go Dry season (July-October) for large mammals; wet season (November-June) for bird watching, the waterfalls and canoeing. Accommodation One luxury treehouse-style camp, public bandas and campsites inside the park. One luxury tented camp and two lodges perched on the Rift Wall overlooking the lake. Several guesthouses and campsites in nearby Mto wa Mbu.
Lake Manyara National Park nestling under the wall of the Great Rift Valley is like a perfectly cut gemstone; it is one of the most popular and attractive National Parks.
Though small in area, it contains a variety of habitats and diverse animals and birds. Gazing eastwards from the Great Rift wall, one looks down to the horizon where water and sky dissolve into shimmering heat waves. This beautiful park is at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment and comprises of forest, woodland, grasslands, and swamps. Since it is only 130KM from Arusha it may be visited as a day excursion

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