East Africa 2012

7½ months - with Melanie - Toyota Hiace 4x4 van

Manyara National Park

July 16, 2012  —  Tanzania
Manyara National Park - Tanzania
View of the lake in the background and a neighbouring river.

Lake Manyara is at the heart of the Rift Valley. This park is very nice in the good season when numerous migratory birds stop in it. The park is located at an altitude of 900 - 1800 metres and has an area of 330 km2. About 2/3 of the park is covered by Lake Manyara which provides shelter for thousands of flamingoes part of the year.

In July, the park is filled with migratory birds of all sorts. Here are some pictures of this trip.

Manyara National Park - Tanzania
Most are pelicans.
Manyara National Park - Tanzania
Manyara National Park - Tanzania
Manyara National Park - Tanzania
Black Crowned Crane.
Manyara National Park - Tanzania
Warthog.
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Baboons.
Manyara National Park - Tanzania
Young baboon.
Manyara National Park - Tanzania
Manyara National Park - Tanzania
Blue monkey.
Manyara National Park - Tanzania
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A kind of hornbill.
Manyara National Park - Tanzania
A kind of hornbill.
Manyara National Park - Tanzania
Manyara National Park - Tanzania
Manyara National Park - Tanzania
Banded mongoose.
Manyara National Park - Tanzania
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Manyara National Park - Tanzania
Manyara National Park - Tanzania
Manyara National Park - Tanzania
Nest at the park's entrance.