Lake Manyara National ParkLocated 130 Kilometers west of Arusha town under the wall of the Great Rift Valley Lake Manyara National Park attained its status in 1960. The park is 330 square kilometers in size of which 230 is covered by Lake Manyara.

The most famous spectacle in the park is the tree-climbing lions which are occasionally seen relaxing on the branches of acacias trees. Other animals found in this area include elephants, leopards, impalas, hippos, and millions of birds, especially pelicans and flamingos.