A full day game drive in Lake Manyara National Park
In the morning you depart from Arusha and drive across Maasai Steppe to the base of the Great Rift Valley to start your game run in Lake Manyara National Park. With its 330 sq.kms, the Park has been termed as a “Scenic Gem” in its own right! Manyara, like Arusha NP is fairly densely forested, with underground water springs that give life to many. From the gate, one is taken by the vegetation zonation from a huge forest, acacia woodland, open grasslands, marshland and a lake itself with the western wall of the East African Escarpment buffering the park from the Ngorongoro Highlands. The park is famous for its tree climbing lions that are seen hanging on tree branches during the day. One should expect to come across populations of mammals such Elephants, Waterbucks, Giraffes, buffalos, Impalas, Warthogs and even Leopards, et cetera, that would keep your visit really enchanting! Birdlife in this park makes it another paradise, a superb place for bird lovers too! The Park will truly exhaust your day cheerfully before a drive back to Arusha.