Lake Manyara – an overlooked gem.
One of Tanzania’s smallest and most diverse national parks (330 so km), Manyara is a more intimate vie of the African outdoors. Bordered to the west by the Great Rift Valley and to the east by Lake Manyara, the reserve is host to tree-climbing lions, hippos, elephants and a huge array of birdlife, including tens of thousands of flamingos that make their annual pilgrimage to the alkaline shore of Lake Manyara.
Best time: All Year.
How to get there: From Arusha 3 hours or 1-hour flight.