Lake Manyara National ParkLake Manyara National Park
How big: 325km²
Best time to go: July - October
Where is it: In northern Tanzania, near Arusha
Why visit?

The park is located in northern Tanzania. The entrance gate lies 1½ hours (126km/80 miles) west of Arusha along a newly surfaced road, close to the ethnically diverse market town of Mto wa Mbu.
Manyara provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania's birdlife. More than 400 species have been recorded, and even a first-time visitor to Africa might reasonably expect to observe 100 of these in one day. Highlights include thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration, as well as other large waterbirds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks.