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Discover Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania

Lake Manyara in Tanzania is a real hidden gem, extending over 30 miles (50 km) at the foot of the Rift Valley escarpment. Discover this stunning natural wonder, perfect for bird watching and teeming with a wide variety of wildlife, while accompanied by your knowledgeable guide.

The Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania is a stunning wildlife sanctuary that boasts a massive soda lake, covering two-thirds of the park. It is situated at the base of the western escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, making it a truly breathtaking location.

Lake Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions are another reason to pay a visit to this park. The only kind of their species in the world, they make the ancient mahogany and elegant acacias their home during the rainy season, and are a well-known but rather rare feature of the northern park.

Getting there: Lake Manyara National Park

Most travellers visit the Manyara National Park from Arusha town, Kilimanjaro airport or as part of a bigger package, including a visit to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarangire.

The most convenient way to access all the parks in the northern circuit is by flying into Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), which is located approximately 46km/29mi from Arusha. Alternatively, you can also fly into Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) or Zanzibar International Airport (ZNZ) and then connect to Arusha Airport (ARK) or Mwanza International Airport (JRO). If you prefer to travel by road, you can drive in our safari vehicle. Another option is to take a chartered or scheduled flight to Manyara airport, where we will pick you up with our safari vehicle.

What to do in Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park offers many activities to the safari tourists.

  • Birding Safari

  • Culture Tour (Maasaiboma)

  • Wildlife Safari (Day and Night game Safari)

  • Mountain Biking, Forest walk, Canoeing Safari

  • Natural Walking Safari and Treetop Walkway

  • Camping Safari, Horse and Camel Riding

  • Sundowners, Bush Lunch and Dinner