Arrive at the grassy floodplain, contrasting starkly with the intimacy of the forest, with expansive views eastward across the alkaline lake to the jagged blue volcanic peaks rising from the endless Maasai Steppes. The park is perhaps best known for its flamingos, pelicans and cormorants but it is also the home for a few hundred other species of birds; it is therefore a paradise for ornithologists a great spot for bird watching and home to a large diversity of wildlife, with the help of your expert guide. Wind your way through an expanse of lush, jungle-like groundwater forest, looking out the window to spot large troops of baboons that frequently lounge along the roadside or blue monkeys scampering nimbly through the ancient mahogany trees.
Day trip to Lake Manyara National park will take you to one of the Park based on the foot of the Great Rift Valley Wall stretching all the way from Jordan via Sudan Somalia and Kenya. Extending all the way to Mozambique, The game in this petite park is plentiful and the magnificent bird watching will make a devotee out of even the most reluctant. It is also one of the very few places in Africa to see tree-climbing lions, which we may declare our day quest, being so thoroughly sated with the big herds of receding parks. There will be more time for further game and wildlife watching before it is time to return to Arusha.
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