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   Lake Manyara 

Lake Manyara, located in the valley of the Great Rift, gave us some beautiful views, and fun animal viewing.  The park was the start of our week long safari in Tanzania.  We stayed at the Lake Manyara Serena lodge located on a cliff overlooking the rift, with the pool water continuing right to the edge.  The park was filled with playful baboons and monkeys, flamingos, pelicans, and giraffes.

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Our accommodations at the lodge

 

Giraffe

Vervet Monkey

Baboon baby gives dad a scratch!

            

Baboon nursing

Pool and bar overlooking the Rift

Baby giraffe - about one month old

Baboons control the roads in Lake Manyara

Baboon babies play "King of the hill"

Brand new baby baboon catches a ride with Mom

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