When everything was ready, we hit the road to Lake Manyara National Park which is famous especially for a variety of water birds living there. We saw several kinds of apes, a few wildebeests, and a giraffe before we reached the lake. Around water, we watched a plenty of herons, colorful flamingos, storks, geese, and plovers. It was a wonderful experience. But at that time, we had no idea that we would come across a herd of elephants, literally blocking the road, during our way back. A majestic male elephant with huge tusks stepped in our way, unwilling to let us go. We tried to step on the gas and pass by in close proximity, but he was not very fond of it. Our experienced guide made a skillful maneuver at the end, so we managed to pass by the huge elephant but we were all excited as hell.