Lake Manyara National Park offers a mosaic of vegetation habitats which can sustain a high density of wildlife. From its high concentrations of animals such as elephants, buffalo and antelopes to its dense forests, the park is diverse in both wildlife and vegetation. Lake Manyara is an alkaline lake, which is a key habitat for hundreds of bird species, including greater and lesser flamingos. Lake Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions are another reason to visit the park, as well as being home to hundreds of baboons. The Rift Valley escarpment provides a stunning backdrop, with an opportunity to see vast elephant herds, zebras, giraffes and many other animals. Lake Manyara is one of those national parks which offers rich and diverse game viewing within a reasonably small area.