Sanctuary Escarpment Luxury Lodge is situated just outside Lake Manyara National Park on top of the narrow corridor formed by the looming cliffs of the Great Rift Valley escarpment overlooking the shores of the beautiful Lake Manyara. The Park offers enormous topographical variety and abundant wildlife and stands in indigenous bush frequented by species such as elephant, buffalo and Dik-dik .
On the Lake Manyara National Park's plains, giraffe, buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, ostrich, elephant and the occasional leopard can be spotted. The lake attracts hippos and over 380 species of bird such as flamingos, pelicans, storks, cormorants, Egyptian geese, and spur-winged geese. Enormous hippos cool themselves in the pools along the lake shore. The area is also famous for tree-climbing lions, who make the mahogany trees their home during the rainy season.
The Ngorongoro Crater is a Big 5 area, and also features wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, elephants, lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs, leopard, huge amount of birdlife with 450 species recorded such as ostrich, Kori bustard, crowned crane and the secretary bird. Migratory birds are present from November to April. The crater is famous for having local Maasai with livestock live in harmony with environment.