Lake Manyara is 325 square kilometres in size; however one third of the park is covered by the lake itself which at its maximum depth is just 3.7 meters. The park is one of Tanzania’s smaller parks but the wildlife that you can encounter, such as families of elephants and millions of flamingos makes a game drive through Lake the park completely worthwhile. To top of it off, the dramatic western escarpment of the Rift Valley mountain range, that stretches from Ethiopia to Mozambique forms the park’s western border.
As this is my first journal entry on this safari trip, I will just mention that my journal entries will be short as they will otherwise be identical replicas of the day before: woke up, breakfast, packed, game drive, lunch, game drive, arrival at the next lodge, dinner and sleep.
So here is my quick summary for today: After breakfast we packed, left Burudika Manyara lodge and headed off for our first safari game drive around Lake Manyara National Park. The pictures will hopefully show much, much more but we saw plenty of elephants, giraffes, flamingos, hippos, a variety of birds, buffalo, zebra, baboons, vervet monkeys (a.k.a blue-balls monkeys!!!) and wildebeest. After all this wildlife spotting, we continued to Hhando Coffee Lodge just before the gates of Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Hhando Coffee Lodge - www.hhandocoffeelodge.com
There are always more photos to be shared, but sharing them all on this journal page will just make it look cluttered so if you want to see more photos for inspiration, check out my Flickr 2018 - Tanzania album.
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