Pick up from Arusha town and drive to Lake Manyara National Park 120km from Arusha. This Park is one of the most diverse of Tanzania’s national parks; it is only 325km ², combination of Rift Valley Lake, dense woodlands and steep mountainside. Manyara is a bird paradise with more than 400 species, especially waterfowl, the pink-hued flamingos, spoonbills, stilts, egrets, pelicans, cormorants and yellow-billed storks and many migrant’s birds. It is rightly famous for its tree-climbing lions, but also for its boisterous baboons.
Although this is a small park, with much of it underwater, it is a varied environment with typical fig and mahogany trees prevalent here. You could easily find elephant, hippo, wildebeest, buffalo and giraffe, plus many other species. Enjoy a remarkable one-day trip in Lake Manyara national park that includes wildlife-viewing and an opportunity to learn about the everyday lives of Tanzanian villagers. Late evening, drive back to Arusha.