Africa Tanzania, Arusha & Manyara National Park

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Arusha National Park is considered to be a gem in Tanzania's 'Northern Safari Circuit', just 40 minutes drive from the safari gateway town of Arusha, Tanzania's second largest city and the local street markets there. The major peaks of Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru surround the park and Giraffes greet you as soon as you pass the park gates. From the green swamps and thick forest to Ngurdoto Crater to the shallow alkaline lakes, Arusha National Park has a diverse and changing landscape.

The only location on the "northern safari circuit", where live the unique and beautiful black-and-white Colobus Monkey. Here, Elephants, Baboons, Cape Buffalo and a variety of other wild animals. Lake Manyara National Park is at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment in an environment of forest, grassland and swamps. It is considered one of the country's smallest national parks but with a unique ecosystem and a large variety of animals.

Wildlife include:

  • the famous tree climbing Lions
  • one of the largest concentrations of Baboons in the world
  • Buffalo
  • Zebra
  • Hippopotamus
  • Giraffe
  • Wildebeest
  • Warthogs
  • Banded Mongoose
  • Monkeys
  • Elephants
  • over 350 species of birds.
Though Lions are found in trees throughout Tanzania, Lake Manyara National Park has developed a reputation for tree climbing Lions. Hippo pools offer a terrific view of animals whose hide alone can weigh half a ton and is the third-largest living land mammal, after elephants and white rhinos. 

Lake Manyara National Park is just off the main tourist highway from Arusha to Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park near the village of Mto Wa Mbu, where the future of Tanzania is exemplified at the community primary school with children from a number of tribes and dialects. The East African country of Tanzania is located just south of the Equator. Over 587,000 square miles in area, home of the continents' tallest mountain, Kilimanjaro and more national parks and game preserves than any other wildlife destination in the world.

Enlightened game management, strict regulation on hunting coupled with an excellent infrastructure for tourism and guided by professional guide, Stanford Milinga, makes Tanzania a world-class destination for game viewing photo safaris.

(Discoveries Africa Tanzania 5 DVD/Blu-ray collection includes 5% discount: Arusha and Lake Manyara National Parks, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Southern Serengeti and The Great Migration, Maasailand Epilogue)