Nestled up against the wall of the Great Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park is famous for the bird life and elephant population. The soda lake, located on the floor of the rift valley and next to a dramatic escarpment, attracts flamingos and pelicans as well as other water fowl.
There are several different species of hornbills in residence as well as kingfishers, the strange looking hamerkop and more. The park is also home to vervet monkey, olive baboon, giraffe, hippo, African buffalo, bushbuck, impala and a healthy population of lion among others. This exceptional and often overlooked park is a perfect place to spend a day.