Lake Manyara National Park is known for tree climbing lion, Lake Manyara with flamingoes, ground water forest inhabited with numbers of wildlife species and acacia vegetation.
Lake Manyara National Park is a world biosphere reserve covering approximately 330 square km nestled below Gregory Rift Valley Escarpment. Its name Manyara was derived from Maasai language emanyara, the name of milk weed plant known as Euphorbia Tirucali which grows to the area, essentially used by villagers for stockade.
The Lake Manyara cover 220square km of area and remaining 110 square km is land stretching along the base of rift valley escarpment. The park is famous for spectacular scenery, underground water streams, tree climbing lion spotted on acacia branches, hot spring, over 350 bird species, troops of baboons, elephants, giraffes, impala, bushbuck, zebra, gnu, waterbuck, monkey and hippo.
The park situated 125km away from Arusha city and is accessible all year round.