The first game park we visited on our safari was Lake Manyara.
As with all parks where there are a lot of people stopping, there are a lot of baboons and monkeys hanging around the entrance.
zebras in the heat haze
The highlight of Lake Manyara for me were the giraffe. I have SO MANY photos of them.
These are Maasai giraffe. The younger ones are lighter in colour, and the coat darkens as they get older. There were two old bulls who made quite a display of necking (fighting).
weaver bird nest
By the end of the first day most of us were quite sun burnt from standing up in the safari car. The sun was brutal.