Lake Manyara, Tanzania


Cape buffalo on the shore of Lake Manyara.

Below the rift valley escarpment in north-central Tanzania lies Lake Manyara, a lake with no outlet formed by stream runoff spilling down the escarpment.  It is constantly evaporating, accumulating salt and soda deposits in the process.  It covers on average an area of 390 square kilometers and attracts many waterbirds.

Beneath the crest of escarpment, steep cliffs transition to open woodland, shrubland, marshes and savanna, providing ideal habitat for many mammals, birds and reptiles.

Part of our holiday in Tanzania was spent at Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, in the National Park.  I have created a little gallery of creatures we were fortunate to spend time with while in Lake Manyara National Park.  And soon to follow, a gallery from Serengeti National Park, and Ngorongoro Crater.  Enjoy.

5 responses to “Lake Manyara, Tanzania”

  1. You lucky devils. So much great wildlife and vegetation. Glad you are getting out and about in Africa.

    1. Marilyn Molloy Avatar
      Marilyn Molloy

      Awesome! Thanks. Love, Mom & Dad

  2. Mary Schoemehl Avatar
    Mary Schoemehl

    I recall our guide, Peter, comparing the day after a hard rain to Christmas for birds. So many termites had now been brought closer to the surface.


  3. David and Lisa
    Thanks for sharing, what an awesome experience !

    1. Thanks for reading Don.

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