Manyara with Mauly Tours means the chance to spot the park’s famous tree-climbing lions (or at least one of Mauly Tours’ friendly tree-climbing guides). The park’s centrepiece is the lake. It shimmers pink in the distance with thousands of flamingos, and attracts an amazing variety of other birds as well; over 400 species have been sighted here. Binoculars are a must in Manyara, partly for the birds, and partly to allow you to keep track of all the wildlife activity in the lake from the terrace of your lodge, or from vantage points around the shoreline. Manyara can be visited at any time of year, but wildlife is most abundant during the dry months from June to October.