"First Views of the Rift Valley and Lake Manyara" Tanzania Things to Do Tip by easterntrekker

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Our drive takes us to the Rift Valley. Here we look down over Lake Manyara. Lake Manyara is a very shallow lake and we see it during a period of drought it is even more shallow and the shores are white and dried up. Said by Enest Hemingway to be one of the loveliest lakes in Africa , it is also the home of a diverse set of landscapes and wildlife. We?re thrilled to spot our first Ostrich. They are huge!! In fact they are the world?s largest bird reaching as tall as 9 feet and 350 pounds. Although they can?t fly they can sprint over 40 miles an hour.
What was a flat grassy plain is now showing short shrubby growth of Acacia Trees. We soon learn these are a favorite food of the giraffe and we spend some time taking multiple pictures of a group of 6 or so Giraffe enjoying their meal.

Address: The Rift Valley

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  • Written Mar 28, 2010
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