Lake Manyara which itself rests in the Great Rift Valley. The park is perhaps best known for its flamingos, pelicans and cormorants but it is also the home for a few hundred other species of birds; it is therefore a paradise for ornithologists. Next to a great variety of birds, the “Big Game” can also be seen. With a bit of luck you might see elephants in the wooded regions and with even more fortune the tree-climbing lions. Indeed, it was thought for a long time that the Lake Manyara National Park is the only place where lions can be found with this atypical behaviour of climbing trees.
Take a walk through the Mountain Green Coffee farm, learn about the coffee plantation and participate in the local way of de-fruiting and drying coffee seeds.
Of course you can sample a cup of homemade coffee which you’ll prepare yourself. Afterwards walk through the village criss-crossing banana farms up to a height of about 1.800m,
from where you can enjoy the spectacular view of Mount Meru and the Kilimanjaro,
the village of Usa River and Lake Duluti.
After a local lunch in a private home you visit the Mountain Green cheese making unit, where cheeses like Gouda, Cheddar and Feta are produced in the local way, using partly biogas.