Covering an area of 330 square km and situated beneath the cliffs of the Manyara Escarpment, on the edge of the Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park possesses varied ecosystems, incredible bird life, and breathtaking views. Sited on the way to Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti, Lake Manyara National Park is worth for a stop in its own right. Its groundwater forests, bush plains, baobab strewn cliffs, famous tree-climbing lions, elephants and baboons offer incredible ecological variety in a small area, rich in wildlife and incredible numbers of birds.The alkaline Lake Manyara is home to an incredible array of birdlife that blossom on its salty waters. Thousands of pink-hued flamingos stoop and graze with colourful speck against the grey minerals of the lake shore. Yellow-billed storks fly down and twine on thermal winds rising up from the escarpment, and herons flap their wings against the sun-drenched sky. Even averse bird-watchers will find something to watch and be in awe at within the national park. According to the regional migration pattern, the official peak season of Lake Manyara National Park is from July to October. However for such a small and gorgeous park, this should not be a choosing factor of when to visit and if you are coming to this area, Lake Manyara is consistently good for soft game viewing at any time of the year.