Safari to Manyara lake National Park in Tanzania

21 August 2013

The safari trip scheduled for today includes a tour to Lake Manyara national park, where you can see many animals typical of the Savannah such as zebras, elephants, wildebeest, antelopes, baboons, vervet monkeys, warthogs and several species of birds. The wildlife pictures displayed below gives an idea about what animals can be seen in Manyara at this time of the year (late August)

The safari in Tanzania continues with a visit to Lake Manyara national park, where a landscape that varies between savannah and rainforest is home to a wide variety of animals.
Manyara national park Manyara lake
Manyara
Lake Manyara photos. Elephants, zebras, wildebeest and warthogs grazing along the shores of Lake Manyara, where there are good stocks of water to drink when the rest on northern Tanzania is dry.
Baboons
Baby baboon


Baboons photos. Lake Manyara National Park is populated by many baboons living in large families.
Hornbill bird
On top of a big tree we see hornbills (hornbill bird) characterized by the massive beak resembling a bull horn.
Female antelope Dik-dik
Antelopes in comparison. In the right picture, the tiny dik-dik, one of the smallest antelopes existing in the world, comparable to the size of a small dog.
Baboon
A mother baboon brings her cub clinging to the belly.
Elephant
Elephants Baby elephant
Elephant skin


Elephant photos.

Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania is home to a good number of elephants. In the photo below left, the leathery skin of this pachyderm.

Bird eating a rat



We are witnessing a hunting scene starring a bird not really nice: it first studies his victim (a small mouse), then catch it up with lightning speed, before swallowing it in a whole. Analogously to the snakes, you see the meal moving into the esophagus of the predator while the swallows.
Monitor lizard
A large monitor lizard is basking under a pale sun.
Vervet monkey Moneky
Lake Manyara is also populated by the vervet monkey, a primate whose adult weight varies from 4 to 6 pounds.
Buffalo Herd of buffalo
Buffalo photos. A herd of buffalo enjoy the green pastures around Lake Manyara ...
Kingfisher
... while a kingfisher remains vigilant over the thorny branches of an acacia.
Wildebeests
Analogously to the buffalo, wildebeest also take advantage of the abundance in this period of the year around Lake Manyara.
Male antelopes
In the meanwhile, two large males of antelope compete for a group of females.
Worthog Worthogs
There are of course the clumsy warthog, an animal that we find everywhere during the safari in Tanzania.
Kirurumu Kirurumu lodge
Fixed tented camp


After the safari to Lake Manyara, we head to the tented camp of Kirurumu for overnight stay at a nice place having a panoramic view over the savannah.

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