Bird watching is a unique safari to do in Tanzania. At Lake Manyara, there are thousand of birds to see but also other animals.
The avifauna of Tanzania include 1050 species, of which 26 are endemic, 30 are accidental, and humans have introduced two. An additional four species are considered “uncertain” (see below) and are not in the count.
This list’s taxonomic treatment (designation and sequence of orders, families, and species) and nomenclature (common and scientific names) follow the conventions of The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World, 2017 edition. Unless otherwise noted, the list is that of the African Bird Club’s Checklist of the Birds of Tanzania. The Club will be referred to as ABC throughout. Differences in standard and scientific names between the Clements taxonomy and the ABC are frequent but are rarely here
Lake Manyara is Size: 330 sq km (127 sq miles), of which up to200 sq km (77 sq miles).It’s a lake when water levels are high. 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. Lake Manyara is a famous place for bird watching in Tanzania.
Manyara National Park contains many habitats, including lush groundwater forests, a swampy fan delta, acacia woodlands, and a small grassy plain. This varied habitat attracts many wildlife animals, including one of Africa’s largest elephants, and the algae growing in the lake attract large flocks of flamingos. This African National Wildlife Park, therefore, supports a great variety of animals.Lake Manyara’s main safari attraction is its rich birdlife, its tree-climbing lions, hippos, and other animals, which can be observed here, at very close.
What’s to see!
Lake Manyara’s most visible predators and its prime tourist attraction are lions, famous for their habit of climbing trees. Why the lions of Lake Manyara National Park?.and not those of nearby Serengeti and Ngorongoro spend so much time in trees remains a mystery. The acacia woodlands south of the Msasa River provide an ideal spot for the Lions to retreat to in the heat of the day.
The only kind of their species in the world, they make the ancient mahogany and elegant acacias their home during the rainy season and are a well-known but rather a rare feature of the northern park. In addition, the lions, the national park, is also home to the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world — a fact that accounts for interesting game viewing of large families of the primates.
In Lake Manyara, you can see many animals such as impala, giraffe, zebra, and elephant are also common in this area. Also, a diverse collection of water birds, pelicans, storks, cormorants, geese,e and ducks congregate in abundance around Lake Manyara. Lake Manyara shoreline is the color of thousands of pink flamingos.The enormous amount of groundwater pouring through the escarpment rock in this area has created the ideal habitat for fresh produce. Local farmers grow everything ranging from bananas to maize in Mto wa mbu. Mto wa mbu means” mosquito creek/ river,” which is very malaria, so make sure you put on many insect repellents.
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Past the Bagayo River, an area most notable for its majestic baobab trees, lays Maji Moto Ngogo, a fresh but hot water spring (40°C). The second set of hot water springs near the end of the park, Maji Moto bubbling around (60°C), is available – an excellent place to boil your eggs for lunch!
Canoeing when the water levels are sufficiently high. Night game drives, game drives, village cultural tours, mountain biking, walkthrough Kirurumu Gorge, visit a local banana plantation, bush lunch/dinner, hot air balloon rides, abseiling (rappelling).
Bird watching, the best time to visit:
Dry season (July to October) for large mammals; Wet season (November to June) for bird watching and canoeing.
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