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LAKE MANYARA
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lake manyara  
 

At just 325 square kilometres Lake Manyara National Park is a relatively small slice of land. It is a beautiful little park, tucked in between the Rift Escarpment and the lake itself.

The main reason for its recognition as a national park is its 'groundwater forest'. Almost all the rain in this region falls on the Ngorongoro Highlands above Lake Manyara.

This water permeates down through the rock until it meets the fault of the Rift Escarpment, where it is forced upwards towards the surface along the foot of the escarpment.

The forest is therefore watered from below all year round and whilst the rest of the landscape turns yellow as the dry season progresses, Manyara remains an oasis of greenery, which acts as a magnet for animal populations which migrate into the park at this time.

 

 



 

 

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