Lake Manyara National Park Tanzania

Manyara is the closest you will come to a garden of Eden if ever there was one. You will get that special feeling of being in a wildlife documentary as you are driven around amongst so many birds, each with a fascinating character. The park covers 325 km2 (125 sqmi) along the way to Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti.  Among the activities you can do here include morning game drives, canoeing, night game drives, cultural tours, mountain bike tours and abseiling on a historical escarpment.

You will see lots of pink flamingos and then you will find countless elephants grazing in the open  and a tree climbing lions napping after eating a wildebeest.

At the lake, you are likely to see a green mamba swimming or a large monitor lizard. The baboons always stay close to elephants hoping to reap what they harvest.

While at the picnic area, keep an eye on the Blue Monkeys. They have a habit of stealing people’s fruits.

Manyara Treetop Walkway

You can wrap your visit here with a canopy walk aboard a suspended bridge that offers a fascinating perspective of wildlife. It has thick netting on the sides and rises from ground level up through the canopy of a beautiful forest–where nature is still untouched.

It is well constructed and safe to be in for long hours. The adventure is manageable even by people who fear heights. It is high enough to make you feel fun but not terrifying thanks to its stability. It is such an exciting experience to be at the same level with monkeys and birds. The adventure is not rushed, thus enabling you see species on your check-list. The network of bridges end on a viewing deck built around trunks of strong trees, 18m off the ground.