Lake Manyara National Park is often visited for just half a day, and famed for tree-climbing lions. Yet we often forget the great array of mammals and birdlife that co-exist in this spectacular eco-system.
In an effort to encourage guests to spend a little longer in this park, the authorities have inaugurated the Lake Manyara Boardwalk.
The boardwalk features a 1.5-meter-wide impressive wooden structure, creating a 300-meter-long trail standing 1.5 meters above the ground and winding up to an observation platform that is 15 metres long and 2.5 metres wide.
The trail meanders through hot springs and the lakeshore around a marsh and finally onto the lake. The boardwalk will give visitors a unique view and wonderful photo opportunities at every turn of the trail.
Visitors will access the facilities for free and have the opportunity of walking around 600 metres on a return trip to the lakeshore and over the hot springs.
Educational signage with entertaining themes have been placed in key locations to allow visitors’ easy reading and understanding of the nature and resources found in the area.
One more reason why Lake Manyara is a 'must' on every safari itinerary!