Lake Manyara park is remarkable owing to the presence of unusual tree-climbing lions. They are found in only one other place in Uganda; ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. These hybrid lions have attracted a large number of curious tourists to Lake Manyara over the years to witness them in action. This is not the sole attraction, however. The park boasts picturesque views of the Great Rift Valley Escarpment which extends far and wide.
Lake Manyara is a beautiful soda ash lake at 230-square-kilometers, and it has been referred to as the most stunning lake in Africa by many visitors. Marshlands surround the lake, along with grassy plains and acacia woodlands. Animals that also occupy the region among tree-climbing lions are zebra, wildebeest, elephant, hippo, buffalo and a myriad of bird species.
Inside the park there is a platform that serves as one of the two viewing points where tourists can park their vehicles and alight to observe the vast wilderness. At Lake Manyara view point you can observe thousands of flamingos filling the lake, amazing landscapes, forest, not to mention the Great Rift Valley escarpment.
Another view point is called Hippo pool viewpoint where you can view wildlife, waterfalls as well as the Rift Valley Wall. In addition to fantastic safari drive opportunities, visitors can indulge in walking safaris and get to visit the Maji Moto Hot springs as well. Lake Manyara is a great destination to be subsumed under a package including Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park.