Travel Guide

Lake Manyara Wildlife

Even though Lake Manyara Wildlife may come short when compared to its other northern circuit counterparts. But, one aspect that Lake Manyara National Park rises above its competition is the variety of wildlife and reliable sightings on the backdrop of more than 10 varying ecosystems. Ever seen pictures of lions lounging on top of acacias and leopards in the darkness of the night illuminated by a flash of light? That’s Lake Manyara for you!

Lake Manyara Wildlife information

Lake Manyara Wildlife Safari offers frequent sightings of blue and vervet monkeys. Lake Manyara National Park is also home to the largest troops of baboons on the entire planet.

The population of a large variety of mammals is certainly the major highlight of Lake Manyara Wildlife. Some examples include gigantic herds of elephants, cape buffaloes, wildebeests, dik-diks, warthogs, and several different antelope species. All of them can be easily seen in the pristine surroundings on game drives and guided walking tours.

Lake Manyara National Park is synonymous with the name lions and they can be often seen relaxing on top of acacia branches and taking a nap. So, when you’re on a Lake Manyara Wildlife Safari.

Lake Manyara National Park is one of the few Tanzania National Parks that offer night game drives. The Lake Manyara Wildlife comes alive during the night and you’ll get plenty of nocturnal sightings including cheetahs, leopards, lions, aardvarks, and much more.

No other national park in Tanzania comes close to providing the best birdwatching experience than Lake Manyara. More than 400 different species of birds have been recorded in the park and one can expect to see more than 100 of them in just a single day of Tanzania Safari Holidays. Some special bird sightings include Pied Avocet, Spur-winged goose, Pemba white-eye, Uluguru Bushshrike, etc.

Some other Lake Manyara National Park Animals that you’ll also get an opportunity to see include reptiles, amphibians, a variety of butterflies, and several species of fish that are endemic to the Tanzanian region.

Since the land of Lake Manyara National Park is covered mostly by the lake itself, the majority of Lake Manyara Wildlife can be witnessed in concentrated regions. This makes for some convenient and agreeable wildlife viewing.

Although safaris in Lake Manyara National Park are renowned for their spectacular birdwatching experiences, this doesn’t mean that there’s not much wildlife to see in the park. Starting from a huge mammal population to inhabiting the largest troops of baboons, Lake Manyara Wildlife should get the credit it most certainly deserves.

But, the most renowned aspect of Lake Manyara Safari is seeing the prolific birdlife. The population of birds in the park include everything from the forest, raptor, endemic, near-endemic, and migrant bird species. While some species endemic to the Albertine Rift are also present in the park. Yet, above all the major highlight of the park’s birdlife are the greater and lesser flamingoes that transform the skies into a rosy pink.

Lake Manyara Wildlife Superstars!
  • Mammals – Elephants, hippos, and a variety of antelopes
  • Primates – Baboons, blue diademed monkeys, and vervet monkeys
  • Predators – Lions, cheetahs, leopards, spotted hyenas, etc.
  • Birds – Greater and Lesser Flamingoes, Great White pelicans, hornbills, etc.
  • Fish – Catfish and Tilapia

*Scope out a bunch of varied Lake Manyara Wildlife on a safari tour.

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