LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
Diverse Vegetation & Tree-Climbing Lions
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Lake Manyara National Park is a scenic 330 sq km (127 sq miles) Park in northern Tanzania. It is located about 945m (3100ft) above sea level at the base of the Western Rift Valley Escarpment. It is home to a diverse set of landscapes and wildlife, including buffalo, elephant, giraffe, lion, hippo, baboon, blue monkey, various antelopes, just to name a few. Hunting seized in 1960 when it became a National Park. The lake itself, said by Ernest Hemingway to be “the loveliest lake in Africa”, is a shallow lake and covers about 200 sq km (77 sq miles) with its high alkaline waters. The name "Manyara" originated from the word "emanyara", which in Maa - the language of the Massai - means "plant" and refers to the Euphorbia Tirucalli bush, used as a living blockage to keep cattle from straying.
Besides its abundance of game, the park consists of a diverse landscape, from lush ground-water forest with massive mahogany and fig trees, to acacia woodland, marshes and savannah.
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A high diversity of habitats, ranging from forests, rivers, grass- and woodlands, the Serengeti, sustains many different animal species. Twice a year the spectacle of the Great Migration can be seen in Serengeti
The world's largest intact caldera and natural World Heritage site. At the crater's base, the crater walls offer a dramatic backdrop and an abundance of wild life.
One of Tanzania's smaller parks, Tarangire draws less visitors. The park contains large elephant herds and is home to three rare animal species - the Greater Kudu, the Fringed-eared Oryx and a few Ashy Starlings.