Manyara National Park, Tanzania, a birder’s version of heaven.

Here in Tanzania

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Stretching for 50km along the base of the rusty-gold 600-metre high Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara is a scenic gem, with a setting extolled by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”.


Nationalparks

Manyara

Size:

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.

How to get there:

By road, charter or scheduled flight from
Arusha, en route to Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.

To do:

Game drives, canoeing when the water
levels is suffciently high. Cultural tours,
mountain bike tours, abseiling and forest
walks on the escarpment outside the park.

Wildlife:

Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Black Rhinoceros,
Hippopotamus, Impala, Giraffe, Zebra,
Wildebeest, Bushbuck, Leopard, Baboon, Cobra.

Birds:

Lesser Flamingo, Greater Flamingo, White Pelican,
Yellow-billed Stork, White-breasted Cormorant,
Palm-nut Vulture, Ayres' Hawk-eagle, Nile monitor.

Best time:

Dry season (July-October) for large mammals;
wet season (November-June) for bird watching,
the waterfalls and canoeing.

Source: TANAPA.

Accommodation in partner lodge:

Migunga Forest Camp Click here for video

 

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