Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara National Park is famous for its lions climbing on acacia branches. The national park is 330 square kilometers, 230 square kilometers of which fall on the waters of Lake Manyara. The park contains a great variety of habitats such as the Great Rift Valley, the Groundwater Forest, Acacia Forest and areas of open grassland, which provide a great variety of flora and fauna. Lake Manyara National Park under the wall of the Great African Rift Valley has an estimated population of over 3 million flamingos. A total of about 60,000 tourists visit the national park annually, mainly from Europe, America, Scandinavia and other parts of the world.
The national park has a surprisingly diverse vegetation with an abundance of wildlife, fed by rushing streams, bubbling waters from embankments and waterfalls pouring over cliffs. Nestled in the splendour of its surroundings, with the majestic African Rift Valley, Lake Manyara lies quietly in a widespread heat haze, supported by a thin, green band of forest with a 600 metre embankment of pure red and brown cliffs. The acacia forest seals off the national park perfectly and with the lions climbing trees, together with festively entertained mongooses on the tracks of buffalos and elephants, it is in this area the most densely populated wildlife per square kilometre in Tanzania.