Lake Manyara

 

Lake Manyara see photos page for more piccies

the rift valley from campsite

the rift valley from campsite

A twitchers paradise, with a huge population of waterbirds. We saw hundreds, if not thousands of Flamingo’s, Pelican’s and Storks,they create a pink mirage effect on the lake, quite surreal really.

flamingos and some!

flamingos and some!

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Plenty of other interesting small birds too,but far too numerous to mention and sadly my camera just isn’t up to it!

The dense forest was equally beautiful to and from the lake, full of enormous Fig and Baobab trees, which in turn were full of Olive Baboons, Samango(blue) monkeys and the usual Vervets that you get everywhere. Some of the babies were just the cutest !

Blue (samango) monkey

Blue (samango) monkey

Saw an ex- pelican’s legs hanging from a branch, which presumably had been a tasty snack for someone.

Again a beautiful place with stunning views along the way.

Although the park has a reputation for Tree climbing Lions, we failed to spot any, but developed crick necks instead!

Rock agama

Rock agama

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