It is quite possible that for more than half the population of the planet the name Serengeti is as well-known as Paris, Bombay or New York.
Someone once called it The Eden of Africa. It is a huge natural amphitheater 21 km in diameter.
We can see in Lake Manyara, like in many other lakes in Tanzania, the characteristic pink color of Flamingoes. It is a wildlife sanctuary stretching 320 square km. Buffaloes, Elephants, Hippos and Gazelles are found as well Pelicans and Storks.
Herds of up to 300 Elephants scrape the dry river bed looking for ground water, while Wildebeests, Zebras, Buffalos, Impalas, Gazelles and Elands gather around the lagoons. It is the biggest concentration of animals outside the Serengeti’s ecosystem and one of the few places in Tanzania where Onyxes and Gerenuks can be seen.
Arusha is the Safari Capital of Northern Tanzania, and the National Park which bears its name is a jewel with many carats which often goes unnoticed for the travellers.
On arrival, one has the feeling that the world has stopped and there is no civilization. We are in Bushmen Hadzaland. Even today they keep their old traditions such as hunting with bow and poisoned arrows, technique they learn from early age.
It is the most important breeding ground for Flamingoes. It is here where Flamingoes from Lake Nakuru and other lakes gather between July and October.