Lake Manyara is a beautiful little park which is famous for its tree-climbing lions, elephants and large troops of baboons. The park is home to an amazing variety of birds and animals considering its small size. A short visit to this serene park will greatly diversify your safari experience as the lush green jungle habitat is of stark contrast to the other parks you will visit during your safari. Although Lake Manyara National Park has more than 300 species of birds which the park is famous for, Lake Manyara National Park has a wide and diverse variety of animals too, including the Big Five!
Lake Manyara's Diverse Fauna
The Greater Flamingo
Lake Manyara is also an excellent bird watching destination, with flamingo and other fascinating species spotted in and around the soda lake. More than 400 species of birds, including waterfowl and migrants, can be found in the area.
The White Stork
The white stork is a large bird in the stork family, Ciconiidae. Its plumage is mainly white, with black on the bird's wings.
The Grey Headed Heron
The black-headed heron is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae. This species usually breeds in the wet season in colonies in trees, reedbeds or cliffs.
The Purple Heron
The purple heron is a wide-ranging species of wading bird in the heron family, Ardeidae. The scientific name comes from Latin ardea "heron", and purpureus, "coloured purple".
The African Jacana
The African jacana is a wader in the family Jacanidae, identifiable by long toes and long claws that enable them to walk on floating vegetation in shallow lakes, their preferred habitat. Jacanas are found worldwide within the tropical zone,