Lake Manyara National Park is nestled below rift valley wall with attractions as tree climbing lion, Lake Manyara itself with flamingoes, ground water forest, acacia vegetation and several wild species.
Manyara National Park is a world biosphere reserve with area reaching 330sq km stretching along the Gregory Rift Valley Escarpment. The name Manyara derived from Maasai language emanyara, the name for milk weed plant known as Euphorbia Tirucali that grows to the area and is essentially used by villagers as stockade.
The Lake Manyara itself cover the area of 220sq km and the remaining 110sq km is the land that stretch along the base of Gregory 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.