by AdminSoa
June 13, 2016

A Tree-Climbing Treat

Lake Manyara, once the filming location for the classic Hollywood Tarzan movies, is a popular safari stop between Arusha and the Serengeti for a variety of reasons including its huge variety of bird-life and its wallowing hippos.

However, it is the park's tree-climbing lions that are an especially popular sight with visitors. Up until recently, only Lake Manyara and Uganda's Queen Elizabeth National Park could boast this rare sight - although recent reports say that the phenomenon has now spread to the Serengeti as well.

Our recent clients, Shwana & Jennifer, were lucky enough to spot them in both Lake Manyara and the Serengeti!

tree climbing lion serengeti A lazy lion enjoying some R&R in a Serengeti tree.
lake manyara tree climbing lion And one enjoying the view from atop a tree in Lake Manyara.

Of course, this wasn't all they saw! In addition to catching a glimpse of the Wildebeest Migration in motion, they also spotted cheetahs, a variety of fascinating birds, and even a few topi!

Guided by our experienced guide, Bashiru (the photographer on these shots), they crossed the Serengeti, ducked through Lake Manyara, and even paid a visit to the local Masai.

cheetah serengeti A cheetah watches the plains carefully for signs of prey or danger.
topi serengeti They don't get photographed as much as impala or other antelopes, but we think the topi are cute!
giraffe serengeti A lone giraffe cuts a striking figure.
elephant lake manyara An elephant forages.
giraffe and baby giraffe A young giraffe stills a hug.
southern ground hornbill serengeti The distinct colouration of the Southern Ground Hornbill makes it popular with photographers.
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