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8. Lake Manyara National Park Kenya

Baboons and birds!


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After the opportunity to sleep in for a change, we left the Manor at 8:30am to head to Lake Manyara. This park is known for its tree climbing lions, but we did not see any this trip. It is also known for having a high density of baboon and birds and we saw lots of each. When there were 8 of us in the group, we had two vehicles of four, now that we are down to 6 we are all in one vehicle together. For me that meant I had a tougher time finding a space to move around and take photos, but we eventually worked it out, I occasionally switched places with others to get different perspectives. After the park tour, we had a picnic lunch then headed to the airstrip to fly to the Serengeti.

Lake Manyara: Taking pictures of a troop of baboons on the road as we were heading into the park

Lake Manyara: Taking pictures of a troop of baboons on the road as we were heading into the park

Lake Manyara:  An Olive Baboon family

Lake Manyara: An Olive Baboon family

Lake Manyara:  A baby baboon

Lake Manyara: A baby baboon

Lake Manyara: An Olive Baboon momma and baby

Lake Manyara: An Olive Baboon momma and baby

Lake Manyara:  An adult male baboon

Lake Manyara: An adult male baboon

Lake Manyara: An African Jacana - look at the size of those feet!

Lake Manyara: An African Jacana - look at the size of those feet!

Lake Manyara: Hippos hiding in the water plants

Lake Manyara: Hippos hiding in the water plants

Lake Manyara:  Yellow billed storks and egrets.  The storks are pinkish because they eat the same food as flamingos.

Lake Manyara: Yellow billed storks and egrets. The storks are pinkish because they eat the same food as flamingos.

Lake Manyara: A Cape buffalo with Red-billed Oxpecker birds

Lake Manyara: A Cape buffalo with Red-billed Oxpecker birds

Lake Manyara:  Egyptian Geese

Lake Manyara: Egyptian Geese

Lake Manyara: A black winged Stilt

Lake Manyara: A black winged Stilt

Lake Manyara: A Malachite Kingfisher

Lake Manyara: A Malachite Kingfisher

Lake Manyara: A Black Crake

Lake Manyara: A Black Crake

Lake Manyara:  African Spoonbills

Lake Manyara: African Spoonbills

Lake Manyara: Decorated termite mound at our lunch spot

Lake Manyara: Decorated termite mound at our lunch spot

Posted by debinnh travels 09:39 Archived in Tanzania

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