Located beneath the cliffs of the Manyara Escarpment, on the edge of the Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park offers wildly varied ecosystems, diverse bird life, and breathtaking views. Its ground water forests, bush plains, baobab strewn cliffs, and algae-streaked hot springs offer incredible ecological variety in a small area. The alkaline soda of Lake Manyara is home to an incredible array of bird life that thrives on its brackish waters. With thousands of pink flamingos, yellow-billed storks, and hundreds of other bird species, even reluctant bird-watchers will find something to marvel at within the national park. Lake Manyara is not just for the birds, however. Its famous tree-climbing lions, numerous elephants and giraffes, and the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world make Manyara destination not to be missed.