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Lake Manyara

Manyara provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s birdlife. More than 400 species have been recorded, and even a first-time visitor to Africa might reasonably expect to observe 100 of these in one day. Highlights include thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration, as well as other large waterbirds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks.

This alkaline lake is however home to herds of large mammals such as hippos, buffaloes, elephants and zebras. Common predators found here includes hyena, lion, leopard and cheetah are rarely spotted. Large concentration of baboons and other common monkey family are easily seen.