“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 have seen in Africa”.” This lake is a part of the great fault of Rift Valley.
“The compact game-viewing circuit through Manyara offers a virtual microcosm of the Tanzanian safari experience. “
This alkaline lake is situated in a big valley with a big rainforest.
Many different kinds of animals can be seen like hundreds of Baboon troops, Blue Monkeys, Buffalos, Wildebeests, Zebras, Elephants, Dik-Diks and the legendary tree-climbing Lions.
“Manyara provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s birdlife. More than 400 species have been recorded, and even a first-time visitor to Africa might reasonably expect to observe 100 of these in one day.”
To see the large mammals, the best moment is to go there from July to October. For birds the best moment is from November to June.