Lake Manyara Hotel is situated high above Lake Manyara National Park and offers exceptional views over the National Park. The National Park is 330 sq km and has over 380 bird species and a large variety of flora and fauna with diverse habitats. The Lake, famous for its millions of flamingos can be easy seen whilst lazing around the pool or viewing deck.
Lake Manyara National Park is home to the famous tree-climbing lions and occupies the eastern escarpment of the Great Rift Valley. The Great Rift forms part of a fault in the earth`s crust which runs 800 km from Turkey to the mouth of the Zambezi River in Mozambique. The word Manyara is of a Masaai origin which is a thin succulent cactus like plant known as "Euphorbia Tincalli". This plant was grown for livestock stockades.
It’s a small park, and more than two thirds of it is covered by water. It is one of Tanzania’s most popular destinations. This area is where Iain Douglas Hamilton and his wife lived in 1970’s and conducted much research into Elephants. In addition to rich wildlife the area has a stunning array of birds. Pelicans perch in trees, and flamingos are sometimes found along the water’s edge