Lake Manyara National Park

Established in 1960, Lake Manyara National Park is 127 sq miles. The name Manyara comes from the Maasai word emanyara, which is a Euphorbia species of plant that is grown into a hedge around a family homestead.  Of the 127 sq mi (329 km2) of Lake Manyara National Park, the lake’s alkaline waters (with a pH near 9.5) cover about 89 sq mi, though the area and pH fluctuate widely with the seasons, and dry spells expose large areas of mud flats.


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